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Eloida Capuno


A Mother's Anguish


she was agonizing
for a child she lost
unexpectedly
i told her i can feel
her pain
but the truth is
i wasn't sure

a mother's pain is
sublime
i believe that more
than words can say
the wound is deeper
more profound
because that child is
from her womb
nurtured through the
years
a part of her she can't
let go

now i think i understand
the grief a mother holds
for a lost child
more than the wailing
and the tears
is emptiness untold

Submitted: Wednesday, May 09, 2012

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(written for a mother, a dear friend, who recently lost a beloved child in a very painful way)

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