Treasure Island

Janice M Pickett

(Middlesex England)

A Faded Photograph


”OK Push now” she commanded
I obeyed.
Sweat pouring from my brow
the crying had a ricochet effect
A newborn baby
Engulfed by the sobbing of a relieved
and overly delighted Mother
Devotion grew
A new life a beautiful perfect child
generous and loving
so precious and so very loved
so filled with spirit
I almost knew he was too good
for this world
Caustic soda a killer
A lazy woman lacking in supervision
whose job it was to care for
my precious son
Me in hospital from a threatened miscarriage
A young Nurse ill informed
A tragedy
Now I love him as an angel
and I realize how much I have lost
for life will never be the same
without him
Through the years of tears
through the years of memories
and all that life has blessed me with since
I still hold precious
in my heart the vision of his little
perfect face
it is as vivid as if he was standing beside
me today
for it is found in my favorite possession
A Faded Photograph

Submitted: Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Edited: Saturday, April 16, 2011

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  • Janice M Pickett (10/20/2007 2:40:00 AM)

    Just a quick explanation. Whilst in Hospital with a threatened miscarriage. My son was being cared for by my Mother in Law. H esaid he was thristy and asked for a drink. She handed him a glass on liguid which was on her kitchen counter. It was caustic soda that her other son had been cleaning his car with. My little boy started to swallow and becuse the stuff is like jelly it went straight donw and he died from his inside being eaten by the product.. He has been to me often and has told me through a medium that he knew I had to get him looked after and it's OK.! ! (Report) Reply

  • Emancipation Planz (10/16/2007 2:02:00 AM)

    I ache from your share... thanks for pushing the boundaries of time onto this page.. your angel is exquisitely framed and here's to your sepia tones enduring for you... One Peace at a Time, Deana (Report) Reply

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