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.

For more poems on grieving and loss, click here. If this poem resonates with you, you might also find particular meaning in Reflections on Reunion.

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