Linda Barnes


Hailey, My Daughter - Poem by Linda Barnes

The fluttering I felt
Deep inside my soul
Perfection of warmth
Surrounded in Love

Life was amazing
Its what you gave to me
In every movement
When you were inside me

Wonder of excitement
Not yet known
Visions of you
When I danced alone

The Mother I am
Is what I became
When I held you tightly
As it began to rain

My Love for you is so deep
That I thought I could not breathe
And my heart forever broken
When you were taken from me

I still see your beautiful face
Your lips red as wine
Because you are my Daughter
So precious and forever mine

Now rest my beautiful baby
Mommy is still here
Holding you oh so closely
Loving you forever, still

Topic(s) of this poem: deaths

Form: Abecedarian


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written on 1/29/15 for my daughter who lost her child at birth

Comments about Hailey, My Daughter by Linda Barnes

  • Suburban Lovechild (3/3/2015 3:34:00 PM)


    Great write, Linda, very gut-wrenching but soulful, poignant and lovely as well...I'm sure Hailey appreciates you and your love always...keep writing and sharing.... (Report) Reply

    Linda Barnes (3/4/2015 10:31:00 AM)

    Thank you, Suburban Lovechild. Losing Hailey was not expected. It was a healthy pregnancy until the 37th week and I happen to be with my daughter for her doctor's appointment when we were told there was no longer a heartbeat. Obviously, as a Mother, my heart broke for my daughter, and as a grandmother, the loss was unbearable. Thank you for your comment.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 2, 2015



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