Miscarriage Poem

Suffering After A Miscarriage

This poem was written after I suffered an early miscarriage. There is no right or wrong way to go through this process, and I felt completely betrayed by my body in the days after I lost the baby. I had all the initial dreams and hopes for this child as I have for my children I carried to term. I needed to let myself feel all the grief and pain associated with the loss, and I will continue to feel the loss of that child forever. This miscarriage has changed me.

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I've had 2 miscarriages...one at 8 weeks and one at 12. I'm still grieving. I agree, it is a very lonely process. It's been 2 years since my first one. The pain subsides but never fully goes...

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Published: April 2017

My body is still birthing,
But nothing is to show.
The little life that was to be
Left my body days ago.

My body is still bleeding
Like a casualty took place,
And I mourn the ever-lingering loss
As I imagine a what-if face.

My body is still weeping
Even if no tears are cried.
Despite the plastered grit and grin,
My pain feels impossible to hide.

My body is still broken,
At least that's what I perceive.
What should have been your safest place,
Instead leaves me to grieve.

My body is still aching,
Shuddering, and unkind,
Leaving in place of your still life-
A heartbreak for the rest of mine.

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  • by Ryley
  • 1 year ago

I've had 2 miscarriages...one at 8 weeks and one at 12. I'm still grieving. I agree, it is a very lonely process. It's been 2 years since my first one. The pain subsides but never fully goes away. I'm trying to get my ducks more in a row before I try to have a baby. The wait is unbearable. Reading poems like this help me cope. They give me an odd comfort knowing others have felt what I have. I send my love to you.

  • by Cynthia Frederick
  • 1 year ago

I'm sorry for your loss and for your pain. I'm at the finish line of my own miscarriage, and your poem describes everything I'm feeling. I'm trying to feel/get better. Maybe when the bleeding stops. Some days are better than others. It's a lonely experience. Thank you so much for your words. I know that we are strangers, but know that I'm here for you if I can offer any support.

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