Deep Rooted Yearning
Deep Rooted Yearning
Deep rooted yearning
For me to arrive
Rub your belly
Swollen with new life
We are connected,
Through life giving ties
That led to my demise
The gift of life
You will never look into my eyes
Deep rooted yearning
Longing for me to arrive
Please show support and understanding to the many women who lose a child during pregnancy or childbirth. They will never have the opportunity to look into their child’s eyes.
Please watch this educating video.
In the first segment, my cousin through marriage, Carol McMurrich speaks about Empty Arms Bereavement Support that she founded, and the need for support of miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss. If only such support was available everywhere.
That really tugs at the heart strings
It sure does. The entire topic does. But I feel that we need awareness that’s why I decided to write on the topic.
Thank you for taking the time to comment.
Damn Jennifer. I really like this one!
Thank you Jim.
Oh Jennifer….so sad to hear that… Sending thoughts and prayers your way….
Thank you Ray.
God bless your family and those affected by this. 😦
Thank you John.
Thanks so much for sharing, Jen…. I really appreciate it. Thank you for your writing. It is beautiful. Love,Carol
I love you too Carol.
It has been 16 years since I lost my child with a miscarriage. I always think of the child that never came as a he…and his name is Zach. I had to give the baby I never got to hold a gender and name because I was hurt when I was told at least you lost him soon so you don’t have deal with his loss after you got too attached. They never understood how my attachment was complete when the Doctor said I was around 6 weeks.Thanks for sharing this.
My heart goes out to you.
It is a difficult journey and Carol (the video link) does such a great job of articulating the very feelings that you are describing here.
I’m sorry for you loss.
A heartfelt poem of truth and heartbreaking reality a pain I understand all too well. Brave to share xx
Sadly it is something many women can relate to.
Thank you for being open and sharing.
I really liked the phrasing and rhyming of this poem. Functionally, you may try re-working it as a sort of palindrome, where the beginning and end are the same and each work their way to the middle. I thought maybe the line “You will never look into my eyes” might make a good center point. It could make a poem that is already powerful because of its content even more so by balancing form and content. Further, that center point could be symbolically umbilical. Of course, if this is unwelcome editorializing, please tell me where to go and how to get there. I just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed this poem, and see great promise in it.
I appreciate the critique. If I compile my poetry for submissions I will certainly take a better look at their structure. For now I just write from the heart, however it comes out.
(Did you read my ‘3 things that Poetry is not article’?)
I’m glad that you enjoyed the poem.
Reblogged this on Nature’s Abhorred Vacuum.
I appreciate your excellent expression of the feeling experience around this. From the other comments,and your replies, it sounds like you know what you are writing about. For that, I am sorry. All the best to you.
This is beautiful. I am a one of the many faces of infant loss. Lost our daughter 8.5 months ago at 24 weeks gestation. Thank you for writing this. I love it.
I’m both happy and sad by your comment.
One of my best friends lost her sweet little baby to SIDS. Today would have been her first birthday. What a perfect post. I will be sure to share this with her. Lots of love.
So sorry to hear that. I hope this post will help her in her journey.
Miscarriage touches the lives of too many.
This is really beautiful, I love the structure of the poem, there’s something almost hourglass or double helix like about it, it’s beautiful both in content and shape.
Thank you for such kind words.
Both would be fitting shape descriptions, being time and genetics.
A most profound poem, I feel the pain of the loss though I have never felt the pain of such a loss. A beautiful presentation, within the realm of difficulty.
Thank you very much I appreciate your words. Not an easy subject but something that needs to be discussed.
Thank you for taking the time to write.
thanks for your poem
sharing your information
my wife and I
and said good-bye
to our stillborn son
almost 7 years ago
is a long, hard process
of true love
thank you for sharing…lawsonsotherdog