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Poetry from within

Losing a Child

When I lost my child

It crushed my broken heart

You donít expect to lose a child

You donít expect to be apart

It was so unexpected

For my child I idolized

How do you come to terms?

When one of your children dies

Who do you blame for the pain?

That you feel deep down inside

Who do you vent your anger on?

When the floods of tears youíve cried

Life at the time is not worth living

When a child is taken away

Do you turn to your God?

Fall down on your knees and pray

The answer came to me in a dream

As my child came close to me

These words were uttered

Fear not for my spirit is free

I will stay close to you

I will help to ease the pain

I will heal your sadness

Until we are together again

I may not be on the material

And physically we are apart

You have all those precious memories

That you can place with your heart

As the times pass along

Your anger and heartache will cease

Your memories will be your strength

And your mind will be at peace

Talk to me and I will listen

For I am only a breath away

You will feel my presence

Giving you strength each passing day

Malcolm G Bradshaw