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Stillborn

Updated on August 6, 2013

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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      Chuck RitenouR 5 years ago from Front Royal, Virginia

      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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      Tams R 5 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 6 years ago from Front Royal, Virginia

      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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      L M Reid 6 years ago from Ireland

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

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      Chuck RitenouR 6 years ago from Front Royal, Virginia

      KFlippin,

      Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment.

      Chuck

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      KFlippin 6 years ago from Amazon

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

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      Chuck RitenouR 6 years ago from Front Royal, Virginia

      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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      Kelly Umphenour 6 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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      Unleashed Image 6 years ago from Buffalo, NY

      Sorry for your loss, so sad.