Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Loss and Remembrance

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

A couple of lines came to me this morning(before I remembered the date) and I started to compose this, and decided to get it posted today, for everyone who has experienced a loss.


Grief leaves the body slowly,
just as a boiled egg
cooled under running water
burns the fingers
within seconds of removal

but while under the sink’s stream
your fingers feel only water
the hard shell, a slight warmth.

What is the soul?
Which part, the heart
the memory?

There are days I think
I can almost forget you
what you almost were
and what we would have become
but then it comes rushing back
like that heat
from the boiled core.

The last place to cool
the soft solid center,
the grieving heart.


  1. I remember your loss and both your and Mr.Seeds' grieving heart.

  2. Sweet girl, I am thinking of you. Thank you for posting your amazing poems. You are a strong warrior.