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Sacred Heartbeat (poem)

Updated on July 25, 2012

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


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


Oh mother bare what we should never see

A sacred heartbeat none can ever share

These echoes of a fate we hold reviled


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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      Christina M. Castro 5 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      A Beautiful Portrayal!

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      Christina M. Castro 5 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      A Beautiful Portrayal!

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      IntegrityYes 5 years ago

      WHOA! I voted up! Rock on!

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      Ann1Az2 5 years ago from Orange, Texas

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

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      Peggy Woods 5 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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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Hail Mary - this is your best yet.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

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

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      Suzette Walker 5 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful, so sad. Thank you..

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      gottabegod 5 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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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Another poem that touches one's heart.

      Voted up.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

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

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Lovely and heartfelt poetry.

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      truly a feeling of strength like no other.

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      Farhat 5 years ago from Delhi

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

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

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

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania


      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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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      Bless your heart for writing such a wonderful poem.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

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