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A Tearful Good-bye To My Only Son
by Alice Talbert Breaux
Thursday, April 15, 2004
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This poem was written for a friend who lost her only son. I wrote this poem because I could see her pain in her eyes even though she didn't speak of how broken her heart felt inside.


"A Tearful Good-bye To My Only Son"

Heaven called my son's name and,
He closed his eyes in death.
But in the distant shadows of darkness,
I know he saw me as I wept.

How do a mother say, "Good-bye," to her only,
Son? What words she use to say, for such a,
Tearful and sorrowful, "Good-bye?" In words,
Her heart spoke as she cried and prayed.

My heart now forever burden with grief, my son.
I know you can feel my heavy heart as it tries to speak.
On that day you left me, forever restrained within,
A broken-heart of grief.

Those were the only words to use as her broken heart,
Spoke while she wept.

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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/16/2004
(((alice)))

i'm sorry for your friend's loss. i hope this brings comfort to her mourning soul. a most tender, emotive write--well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :(
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/16/2004
very sad write, alice! nice of you to do this for your friend; i am sure she will be touched when she sees this!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your tx. friend, karen lynn. :( >tears <
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 4/16/2004
This is so sad...nice of you to do this for
your friend...floria
Reviewed by Mary Wilson 4/16/2004
I wish I had this to give to my sister back when she lost her son. These words fit her perfectly. Thank you for sharing.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/15/2004
This is a fine tribute for your friend!
A very difficult subject to write about
you did it well!
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 4/15/2004
Considering the sad nature of this poem you did an excellent job portraying the obvious grief through words...



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