Velmar Pewee Hale Johnson

Rookie (11-21-61 / Ripley, Tennessee)

A Mother's Heart Breaks For Her Son - (Jeffy-Pooh) - Poem by Velmar Pewee Hale Johnson

Though I only had you for a month, that time though short,
will remain in my heart, and mind for a lifetime.
You were so young, sweet, adorable.
You smiled, even up until the end.
I held you in my arms as you took your last breath,
tears rolling down my cheeks, and falling upon your tiny little body.
If only I could have done more than just holding you, and stroking your cheek,
and telling you we would meet again someday far into the future.
Mortality, what a cruel gift which can be taken away in the blink of an eye.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 4, 2005

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