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Before The Birth Of One Of Her Children - Poem by Anne Bradstreet

All things within this fading world hath end,
Adversity doth still our joys attend;
No ties so strong, no friends so dear and sweet,
But with death's parting blow are sure to meet.
The sentence past is most irrevocable,
A common thing, yet oh, inevitable.
How soon, my Dear, death may my steps attend,
How soon't may be thy lot to lose thy friend,
We both are ignorant, yet love bids me
These farewell lines to recommend to thee,
That when the knot's untied that made us one,
I may seem thine, who in effect am none.
And if I see not half my days that's due,
What nature would, God grant to yours and you;
The many faults that well you know I have
Let be interred in my oblivious grave;
If any worth or virtue were in me,
Let that live freshly in thy memory
And when thou feel'st no grief, as I no harmes,
Yet love thy dead, who long lay in thine arms,
And when thy loss shall be repaid with gains
Look to my little babes, my dear remains.
And if thou love thyself, or loved'st me,
These O protect from stepdame's injury.
And if chance to thine eyes shall bring this verse,
With some sad sighs honor my absent hearse;
And kiss this paper for thy dear love's sake,
Who with salt tears this last farewell did take.


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  • Gold Star - 66,484 Points Susan Williams (2/23/2016 12:41:00 PM)

    I think women in times of great stress often think they may perhaps die and want to leave a message for their loved ones- thank goodness most of the time the women survive and then feel perhaps a little foolish for their fears. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Children

  1. 1. Before The Birth Of One Of Her Children , Anne Bradstreet
  2. 2. In Reference To Her Children , Anne Bradstreet
  3. 3. Among School Children , William Butler Yeats
  4. 4. Children , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  5. 5. Home, My Little Children, Hear Are Songs.. , Robert Louis Stevenson
  6. 6. Niobe In Distress For Her Children Slain.. , Phillis Wheatley
  7. 7. The Cry Of The Children , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  8. 8. To His Two Children , Li Po
  9. 9. Give The Children A Better Chance , Billie Jeanne James
  10. 10. Children Are God's Way , Brenda K. Gray
  11. 11. Help Your Children , Catrina Joint
  12. 12. The Children Of The Streets , Consuelo Suarez
  13. 13. The Little Children , Dale Garman
  14. 14. Teaches Of Children , Darwin D. Smith, Sr.
  15. 15. The Love Of Children , Dena C. Broadus
  16. 16. Children , Dewey Nixon
  17. 17. God Keep Children Free , Doris June Fields
  18. 18. Children Are Born Atheist , Dorothy B. Thompson
  19. 19. Don'T Blame The Children , Dorris Y. Lewis
  20. 20. Give Love To The Children , Elizabeth Quinn
  21. 21. Children Of War , Emma Sabessar
  22. 22. My Children , Fay Ramsey
  23. 23. Your Son Or Daughter (To All Children On.. , Rev. Harrietta McReynolds
  24. 24. Remembering The Children , Hildred Marjorie Schloss
  25. 25. The El Nino Children , Janice N. Chapman
  26. 26. To My Children , Joan Sacre
  27. 27. What About The Children , John Griffiths
  28. 28. Day Care Children , Joyce K. Remy
  29. 29. Play Children Play , Kenneth McKinley Davis
  30. 30. Come Ye, All The Children , Lee Linc Stallings
  31. 31. Wonderful World Of Children , Lenora M. Green
  32. 32. To My Children , Lillian Caesar-Sutherland
  33. 33. Children , Lillian M.Dunham
  34. 34. Suffer The Little Children To Come Unto Me , Louis Michael Hatch
  35. 35. Space Children , Lucille M. Kroner
  36. 36. Children , Marcella E Johnson
  37. 37. Our Children, And God's , Marion Michaels
  38. 38. Save The Children , Mary Stephenson Ellams
  39. 39. My Children , Maxine Taylor
  40. 40. To Children Of The Space Age , Mercedese Robinson
  41. 41. Children Of The New Millenium , Michael "P.J." Kelly
  42. 42. For Those Whom The Bells Are Tolling ..... , Millard Lowe
  43. 43. Children , Irene Kelsey
  44. 44. Children , Myrtle Taylor
  45. 45. Protect The Children , Patricia Joan Johnson
  46. 46. Our Children , Paul E. Compton
  47. 47. My Wishing And Hoping Of My Two Children , Pota L. Stylos
  48. 48. The Children Of Yesterday , Randel Horton
  49. 49. Children Of The Vietnam Wall , Robert G. Kimberlin Jr.
  50. 50. Teach The Children , Sheron Regular
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