Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wednesday's Woe - Family Doubts

Wednesday's Woe

Family Doubts

Family Doubts 


Veiled Threats to add to our Troubles 
their Troublesome Holiday "Gifts"

There are no words to help you understand
What this life of Child-Loss grief and trauma is all about;
If you really knew, you would not command
Me to prove my love for you beyond all doubt.

It is all I can do each day to survive
Now going on eight years without my child;
I work hard each day just to stay alive
As my heart-soul-and-spirit have been left in a pile.

How can people be so clueless
As they puff up their chest in self-righteousness,
While we child-loss grievers are left to mourn,
Our souls by their self-righteous arrows now left further battered and torn...

We do not have sufficient words 
To explain this raw grief and trauma to ourselves,
Much less do we have the energy to find defensive words 
To explain ourself to their self-righteous selves.

Is it any wonder we withdraw from the world
When we have lost our hearts 
Along with our boy or girl?

Poem - Family Doubts ~Angie Bennett Prince - December 2, 2014

Grief picture, thanks to


1 comment:

Amber Terhune said...

Could not have said it better. Hugs.

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