Elizabeth Russell


The Sick Child - Poem by Elizabeth Russell

I stare at the words
That have stolen
My son’s future
I want to forget
The damage I have caused
But he lives with me
Every day is an aching reminder
Of my culpability
I kiss and hug him
And snuggle him close to my heart
Breathing in
The sweet smell
Of his little boy’s hair
I care
So much it hurts
I know I can make him well
If I love him enough

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  • (4/20/2005 3:43:00 PM)

    This is a sad poem but with hope at the end. Very uplifting in its final message (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 20, 2005



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