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Miscarriage
by Marty Kay
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Stillborn


Withered words,

long since wrung

of emotion,

wrested me.

 

They took me back

to a time,

when the consultant

rolled competent sleeves

over corpulent arms.

 

To the moments

he pushed and prodded,

craning,

to test where tenderness

blooms.

 

To a womb

warm with gestation,

vibrant with vital signs.

 

Where scans spoke

in soft crescendos

to muffled beats.

 

When a heart pulsed

in harmony to its

own cadence.

 

To the joy of

anticipation,

fighting to force you

from your fluid

home.

 

To the bleat of

your birth-cry

beckoning me.

 

To a fledgling,

faltering,

and finding its way.

 

For the moment

your tiny mouth

molded

for your mother's milk.

 

To the day

when complications

consumed you.

 

To the agony

and despair

of an empty cot.

 

To the words I just read.

 

“Newborn's clothes for sale.

Never worn."

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
Tears flood my heart and eyes as your words bring back personal memories of long ago, as 'tho they were yesterday. I understand your heartache, Marty.
Blessings and Love - Micke
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Oh dear God, how this just breaks my heart. All the pain and agony that never really ever goes away, just heartbreaking...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Oh my,these words are tearing at my heart...so very touching dear man..be well and always safe...Hugs
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Words fail - except, I'm sorry -

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford
Powerful poem. It must have been a difficult write for you. I've had a similiar experience, twice in fact, and the heartbreak is devastating. God bless and keep you.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price
Heart breaking write. Liz
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