Bitter - Sweet: In the Memory of a Child

Bitter - Sweet: In the Memory of a Child

Mourning by Harold M. Schulweis

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

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

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

the stilled body
can the promise be resurrected

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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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 12:30pm