losing a son

Mother and Son Forever

Written by Susan Noyes Anderson on . Posted in Poems about Death

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In life, it was mine to give you care,
A role I would never begrudge at all,
From blissful days of downy hair,
And me ever grateful that I was there,
Through years that bore fruit in a wailing wall.

Then all of a sudden, nor sudden at all,
The world was shattered beyond repair.
A shift my will could not forestall
Left in its wake a darkening pall:
My soul earthbound and yours elsewhere.

And oh, what a loss, what a loss to bear,
The worst of the worst: assault, freefall,
Until in a moment of grief and prayer,
My heart was immersed in your tender care,
And you the angel who answered my call.

Draw near to me always; draw near to us all.

If this poem resonates with you, you might also find meaning in Reflections on Reunion.

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