Stillborn

Stillborn

 By Chuck RitenouR - 1979

 

 

Son, we could have climbed a mountain,

caught a fish or flown a kite

all these things and more unsaid.

My son, stillborn, dead.

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Unleashed Image 5 years ago from Buffalo, NY

Sorry for your loss, so sad.


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

No words can fill this space that will express the sorrow I feel for you.


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Chuck RitenouR 5 years ago from Front Royal, Virginia Author

Unleashed Image & RealHousewife,

Thank you both for dropping in and commenting. This was written in late 1976..a sad moment of reflection.

In 1977, 1987, 1990, I became the father of wonderful girls. Now I have a grand daughter...all girls...what man could ask for more??

Chuck


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KFlippin 5 years ago from Amazon

Sad, powerfully so, has the punch of a truly well done haiku.


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Chuck RitenouR 5 years ago from Front Royal, Virginia Author

KFlippin,

Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment.

Chuck


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viking305 5 years ago from Ireland

Very powerful emotions evoked here. So few words but they say it all


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Chuck RitenouR 5 years ago from Front Royal, Virginia Author

viking305,

Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment. It was the sadest time of my life. I tried to find some measure of peace by writing about it. Those four lines was all I ever got. Sometimes at night, I relive every moment.

Chuck


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Tams R 4 years ago from Missouri

There really isn't much more to say is there. When a baby leaves us before their time here on earth, all we have is our love, dreams and heartache.

I continue to relive the moment I lost my son Brandon. I don't believe it will ever leave my memory. I pray for dementia in old age for this very reason.


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Chuck RitenouR 4 years ago from Front Royal, Virginia Author

Tams R.,

I apologize for taking so long to get back to you. Yes, it was a very stressful time that lives just under the skin.

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