Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Poem for a lost child

We had a miscarriage 2 weeks ago. The operation was on 28th September.

My wife wrote a poem that moved me to some tears. I was in the middle of a partner hosted lunch when I saw it on my Blackberry.

I asked if she was ok, and if I should put in on my blog.

Here it is, something for us to remember her (she was sure it was a girl) by.

You Left

I knew it was you
I knew your name
I could feel your presence
Long before you came

I wanted to hold you tight
I wanted to keep you safe
Embrace you with love
Nurture you with faith

You did not stay
You did not wait
I did not know you left
Was I just too late?

So many questions unanswered
Appointment you had to keep?
Had you something real urgent?
That you left me here to weep?

Had I known, had I known
If only a farewell bade
I did not know you left
I was just too late


Gio said...


It was very sad to read your bad news.

All the best into the future.


garbage said...

Hi Giovanni,

Thanks for the concern. We are better now.

I'd promise that we'll try for number two.


Rachel Soh said...

I am so sorry to read abt this. As a mother, i can understand the pain and anguish. Hope both of u are ok now.

garbage said...

Hi Rachel

We are ok. Have to accept that this is part and parcel of life.

Sometimes when Lucas have a bad day, throwing tantrums and being grouchy, I wonder why I would want to subject myself to round 2.

But of course, there are the nicer moments too.