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Breath Of Life

Gone was his breathing,
Gone were heart beats,
The silent pulses,
Screamed of his decease.
Lying there like
Silent wax doll,
I shouted and begged,
He didn’t utter ‘mama’
Didn’t answer my call.
Fighting my tears,
Trying to be brave,
I kneeled down to kiss him,
But he still was dead.
Soon he will go in ground,
And I will deal the grief alone
His brief existence a joyful sorrow,
For I have lost the hope in tomorrow’s.
His small body curved in my arms,
One last time,
A last time I see,
Sweep of frail black lashes,
On those pale cheeks.
And I lay him in his coffin,
Remembering,
How a child looks,
With his breath of life extinguished…………………

Submitted: Monday, August 05, 2013
Edited: Sunday, August 11, 2013


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Poet's Notes about The Poem

There was confusion regarding the child in this poem.
i actually wrote it 3 years ago, after death of my nephew, Jaime.
till this day i miss the darling boy, and always will.
this is for Jaime, aunt Lu loves you baby and always will.

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  • Susy Evelyne (11/27/2013 10:50:00 AM)

    A searing and moving poem. It costs a lot to write such a poem but it is a tribute to you and the passing of your nephew.

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  • Leslee Kerketta (11/26/2013 4:24:00 AM)

    Truly a vivid piece of work.

  • Heather Wilkins (10/5/2013 11:45:00 AM)

    a beautiful breathe taking poem. a terrible experience to deal with. I feel you.

  • Mohabeer Beeharry (8/28/2013 4:24:00 AM)

    A great piece of writing. The sadness combined with your eventual loneliness, Holding the body in your arms for the last time....oh my God. I feel it all through.
    Keep writing.

    Mohabeer Beeharry

    Read my last poem The Cross when you get time and comment please.

  • Karen Gonzalez-videla (8/11/2013 5:30:00 PM)

    beautiful poem. it is a magnificent work of art. i invite you to read and comment on my poems.

  • Mark Dillon (8/11/2013 9:02:00 AM)

    Beautifully written, I feel the pain and sorrow in your words, and am sorry for your loss.

  • Lyn Paul (8/11/2013 8:23:00 AM)

    Thank you for your notes about these words Lucifera though still too hard for you to bare. So so special to have had such a wonderful bond with your nephew. I hope your family are slowly healing. Jaime and Lu would be proud of your wonderful words in Poem of the Day Well done

  • Vizard Dhawan (8/8/2013 2:15:00 PM)

    impressive and dedicative
    love it to the fullest

  • Khairul Ahsan (8/8/2013 10:23:00 AM)

    @Lyn Paul,
    You have spoken my mind. Thank you.

  • Khairul Ahsan (8/8/2013 10:21:00 AM)

    There are no words in any language that can console a grief stricken mother as you are. All I can pray is may God rest his soul in eternal peace and may He be with you in bearing this grief.
    Remembering,
    How a child looks,
    With his breath of life extinguished…………………
    These words break our heart too, Lucifera!

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