Elizabeth Ungemach

Rookie (June 2,1987 / California)

Broken Mirror - Poem by Elizabeth Ungemach

I never saw the crack of dawn

I never heard a single song

I never fought a single fight

I never slept a single night

I never felt another hand

Or laid upon the sun-warmed sand

I never cried a single tear

Of sorrow, sadness, joy, or fear

I never really made it here

Though reasons may seem quite unclear

For when the start of a new life grew near

I came upon a broken mirror


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem was inspired by a movie about a couple devastated by the loss of a pregnancy

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 19, 2013



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