If Only a Mother’s Love Could Have Saved You-A Poem About Losing a Child
If Only a Mother's Love Could Have Saved You Bones bear girth where once, wisdom birthed you. Love shaped curves That held me (and you)—too. If only a mother's love could have saved you, Been there to catch your heart’s fall, She could have stopped tears spilled by the heavens To where now and forever, you forever now reside. Your descent of life hers, labored love borne, On wings beating too wildly and too soon your own. Your beat of heart hers now her own to live on, Sick pulse of ache holding death in her arms. Oh my heart and oh my son, Without you life empties yet love forever beats on. And so now, my forever, “Why?” replete in my soul, Which has always—and still, child— Moved in grooves you made whole. If only a mother’s love could have saved you, Could have heard in the dark your heart’s cry, She could have saved you yet both together, Falling stars in a moonless sky. © Beth Brown, 2022 All rights reserved
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