Death of a Newborn

The shining light
flicks its radiance faintly
to pain-filled, anguished eyes
and goes out
before the voice can laugh,
or the feet can run,
or the heart can pound
with eagerness to embrace
a loving world that reaches strongly,
then turns broken-hearted
to the still and empty coldness.

c Copyright 2012,  Freeda Baker Nichols

5 comments on “Death of a Newborn

  1. Glad to hear it is fiction–I too had concerns over what might have inspired it. Made me think a bit of an old song, lyrics here: http://www.nanamouskouri.de/openyour.htm

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  2. I wanted to say this does tell the story short, sad makes your heart go out to the family

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