Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, LOVE leaves a memory no one can steal. Irish Proverb

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Don't judge the bereaved mother...

Do not judge the bereaved mother.
She comes in many forms.
She is breathing, but she is dying.
She may look young, but inside she has become ancient.
She smiles, but her heart sobs.
She walks, she talks, she cooks,
she cleans, she works, she IS
but she IS NOT all at once.
She is here, but part of her is elsewhere for eternity.
A child that loses a parent is an orphan.
A husband that loses his wife is a widower.
A wife who loses her husband is a widow.
However, there is no word for a parent that loses a child.
For there is no word to describe such pain.
-author unknown


Emily said...

Ouch. I don't know why today is such a "sensitive day", but everything seems to hurt today. First, SCC's "Cinderella" brought the tears. Now this. There truly is no word to describe the pain we live every day.

The Blue Sparrow said...

So true. I love this poem and how it so accuratly portrays my life of grieving. *HUGS*

Lisette said...

This poem is so sad and true. Thank you for sharing ((HUGS)).

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this