Friday, December 18, 2009


“i am sorry for your loss” she said
“so very sorry”
but how do i grieve for something that was not yet mine?
only starting
slowly forming
how do i grieve for something that i never knew?
an unexpected gift
silently hoped for

i took some time to believe it
but i held onto a quiet promise: two blue lines
i tossed around visions of a different future
a future where we would be five
already so blessed
i felt greedy for wanting so much joy

suddenly gone
taken in a river of blood
tears wash away my pain
leaving a hole where once there was hope
i am empty
overflowing with love


  1. Kathleen this is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thank you Rachel...writing it was very healing for me.

  3. Sending loving energy your way. Big hug.

  4. Thank you Michelle...and thanks for visiting my blog! x

  5. I enjoy stumbling upon poetry in blogs. I don't often find it, and when I do, and it is well written such as this one, my heart sings.

    Thank you for this. Blessings to you.

  6. Thank you Terresa, and welcome to my blog!
    The Chocolate Chip Waffle has played a big part in inspiring me to write more poetry :-)
    Best wishes for the rest of the festive season.