Empty No More

Hickory Cottage By Hickory Cottage, 19th Apr 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A mother's heart longs for and loves her child, even before life begins.

A mother's heart.

For many years of nights I lay,
With empty bosom upon my bed.
No child to fill the emptiness,
That a mother's heart creates.

No tiny laugh to tickle my ears,
No soft hands to caress my face.
No suckling babe, to take her place,
In the comfort of my breast.

My tears fell like endless rain,
In the pain of my heartbreak so strong.
Oh how I cried to God,
Oh my God, how long?

Then she came,
With great pain in the night.
Her warm body,
Upon my chest.

With joyous heart,
I took her in,
The sweet scent,
Of a newborn babe.

Night by night,
She lay beside me.
My bosom empty,
No more.

Love overflows,
Onto my pillow.
Tears of tenderness
And joy.

Tags

Baby, Childless, Mothers Love

Meet the author

author avatar Hickory Cottage
I'm a homemaker, wife, and mom. I have too many hobbies to mention, but let's say, I'm artistic, crafty, and musical. As a writer, I'll generally focus on frugal living, but I'll write about anything.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
19th Apr 2012 (#)

Full of feelings and tenderness, Hickory. We did not have a child for fourteen years and so I know your feelings only too well. I am so happy now like you are - siva

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author avatar Val Mills
19th Apr 2012 (#)

So beautiful, expresses the thoughts of so many in your very special way.

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author avatar Karman's Kreations
19th Apr 2012 (#)

How Beautiful. Definitely understand those emotions, yet mine was a son. :)

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author avatar Hickory Cottage
20th Apr 2012 (#)

Thanks, everyone.

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
20th Apr 2012 (#)

Very touching poem.

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author avatar Happyridge Creations
21st Apr 2012 (#)

When I saw your face, when you saw her face, I knew your heart was fulfilled. The picture I took of both of you at that moment said a million words....from your mother...the grandma of your babe!!!!!

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author avatar Hickory Cottage
21st Apr 2012 (#)

Thanks.

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author avatar Funom Makama
22nd Apr 2012 (#)

Great share, I love this.

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author avatar Happyridge Creations
23rd Apr 2012 (#)

....and we love the babe!!!! Grandma's are like that, yeah we are!!

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author avatar Dydy
25th Apr 2012 (#)

lovely..

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