Bernadette Mulcahy

(Cork City, Ireland.)

Invisible Child


I know I did…
I’m sure I did…

But my mind’s so foggy now
Wispy blond hair
Laughing blue eyes
That child was mine – but how?

Roll on the years…
The tears, the fears…

I do not see him anymore
Life crashes, life bashes
Break me, break him
He’s at sea now and I am ashore.

The sea he’s on is indifferent…
The shore’s further than ever before…

My body recalls…
What my heart always knew…

That I have a boy, eyes bluer than blue
Sometimes I forget that
He is so far away
Then I see the pictures, confirming it’s true.

I know you are out there…
That we share the same sky…

That invisible cord still connects us you see
Though not a trace to refer to
No scent, no new memory
Just know you are loved...
that you first belonged to me.

Submitted: Sunday, June 09, 2013
Edited: Monday, June 10, 2013
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This poem was inspired by the loss of my son & only child. Thankfully, not to death. My son made a decision a year ago not to have me in his life. The reason for which is still unclear and I cannot comprehend myself – even today. I just know how painful this forced separation has been for me. My pain found its release through this poem.

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