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The Unborn

Rating: 3.8
Sometimes I can almost see, around our heads,
Like gnats around a streetlight in summer,
The children we could have,
The glimmer of them.

Sometimes I feel them waiting, dozing
In some antechamber - servants, half-
Listening for the bell.

Sometimes I see them lying like love letters
In the Dead Letter Office

And sometimes, like tonight, by some black
Second sight I can feel just one of them
Standing on the edge of a cliff by the sea
In the dark, stretching its arms out
Desperately to me.
COMMENTS
Keith Brown 23 April 2020
This is another of your poems worthy of poem of the day
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Sally Plumb Plumb 23 April 2020
I love songs about babies.
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Alem Hailu G/kristos 23 November 2017
The way you crated the poem is amazing.It conjures the image in one's mind
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Lawanya Wijesekara 20 June 2016
i love this poem....feel I've been there with the same feeling And sometimes, like tonight, by some black Second sight I can feel just one of them Standing on the edge of a cliff by the sea In the dark, stretching its arms out Desperately to me. .... and our arms seem too short.... to reach out to catch the hand held with hope... just a little too short..
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Kim Barney 29 November 2014
Amazing poem. I love it and am adding it to my favorite poems list. Will read more of your poems, Sharon.
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Jayatissa K. Liyanage 29 November 2014
Its a wonderful poem. Its more wonderful to get a feeling about your heart, Sharon. A heart filled with compassion only can write poems like this. You did it. Thanks for sharing. Full marks!
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Rajnish Manga 29 November 2014
The poem reminds me of those unfortunate societies where a girl child is not welcome, hence people resort to foeticide. This is a very poignant commentary on those unborn babies, unborn dreams, anything aborted before birth. Please accept my sincere thanks.
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Colleen Courtney 15 May 2014
One of my favorite poems by the poet. So much tender honesty and heartfelt longing. Simply beautiful.
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Akila A 16 December 2013
Today i got a chance to read this poem and i was stretching out my arms to hold them. A very wam and lively poem. Thanks for the good one.
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Tamara Likhach 03 December 2013
Just my feelings for many years. As in my dreams. Thanks!
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