Bitter - Sweet: In the Memory of a Child

Bitter - Sweet: In the Memory of a Child

Mourning by Harold M. Schulweis

Bitter-sweet
The struggle to be born
to free the infant body from the womb
to sever the umbilical cord

Bitter-sweet
the first gasping for air
listening to the heart beat
a life lived outside the body of another

Bitter-sweet
hope resuscitated out of ambiguous prognosis
love clung to in the darkness of anxiety

Bitter-sweet
the stilled body
can the promise be resurrected

Bitter-sweet
the memory of a life nearly lived
look beyond the eclipse
the sun will rise again and with it
new warmth, new light, new song, new hope.


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Date: 
Monday, January 31, 2011 - 12:30pm