Mother Poem

Your Life In My Womb

A mother talks about how she once held her child in her womb. This was a very special bond that she will never again experience with her child.

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I was very moved by your story. I, too, have had a stillborn child, a son, whom I lost at 36 weeks. If someone has never experienced it, they would not understand the loss. It permeates every...

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Lara Angel Carter

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Published: February 2006


For a short time I had
your body in my body;
I carried
your belly in my belly.

And now, though I have
your heart in my heart
and feel
your soul in my soul.

I will never have your
hand in my hand.
I miss
your life in my life.

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  • by Diane Ball
  • 10 years ago

I was pregnant for the first time in 2000 with a baby girl. I was so excited I wanted her so much she was my little blessing. I knew she was a girl. when I was 22 weeks along she came early. I got to hold her. she was still born. her little body could not hold on. I miss her every day of my life. I got to hold her and name her she was so pretty. My dad said she looked like me. Her name is Emily Diane. This poem is they way I felt it hit home and I loved it. Thanks for sharing it.

  • by Nancy Shakin
  • 1 month ago

I was very moved by your story. I, too, have had a stillborn child, a son, whom I lost at 36 weeks. If someone has never experienced it, they would not understand the loss. It permeates every part of your being. He was buried because of his age at birth. He is never far from my thoughts and will always be in my heart. I remember his birthday every year and say a little prayer. In my church we believe that we can raise children whom have preceded us from this earth. It has given me great strength.

As a side note, I had two special children before Jacob and two more wonderful children after. I have been blessed with two girls and two boys. Jacob will always be in my mind, and the other kids know they have another brother in our family. May God bless you and yours.

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