Sacred Heartbeat (poem)

The echo of the tears upon her face

That smile which bore the passage of the years

Who knows the empty silence that she hears

Whose heart beats hope a long lost song replace

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Whose arms can offer shelter from her fears

Who offers love across this mystic space

That time which only she now can retrace

The memories resistant to her shears

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Oh mother bare what we should never see

A sacred heartbeat none can ever share

These echoes of a fate we hold reviled

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Oh mother air how could this ever be

A sacred heartbeat now no longer there

For she now wears the death of her own child

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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Your poetry is always great! Oh, so beautiful and moving. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

Bless your heart for writing such a wonderful poem.


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Mhatter99,

There is not one poem that I have read from you that is not powerful and beautiful both! Thanks so much for all the awesome poems.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Beautiful poetry ..just wonderful....voted way up..debbie


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shara63 4 years ago from Delhi

right into heart deep...your poem whirls out emotions...so powerful!


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

truly a feeling of strength like no other.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Lovely and heartfelt poetry.


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Heartfelt, captures so well a mother's grief. Powerful indeed.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Another poem that touches one's heart.

Voted up.


gottabegod 4 years ago

Very touching and moving poem! I was reminded of Mary, the mother of Jesus, how she watched her son beaten beyond recognition and then hung on a cross to die slowly.

God bless!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful, so sad. Thank you..


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

What a beautiful and touching poem. This really touched my heart and soul. Thank you for your poetic talent and for sharing it with us.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Loved this M..You do like to play with your rhyme sequences, eh?...


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Hail Mary - this is your best yet.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

This is a beautiful poem referring to the Blessed Mary and gorgeous music video at the top. This poem could also represent the loss of dear children for mothers everywhere. Up and beautiful.


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Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

M. your insight into the pain of a mother who lost a child is incredible. Voted up.


IntegrityYes 4 years ago

WHOA! I voted up! Rock on!


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CMCastro 4 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

A Beautiful Portrayal!


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CMCastro 4 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

A Beautiful Portrayal!

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