I Never Knew

Mothers Day is always bittersweet for me, I am so thankful for my two beautiful daughters but there is a part of me that still grieves for the ones I wasn’t able to carry to term. Miscarriage, though unfortunately all too common, is often not talked about, as if there is a shame there. This is for all of the women who have felt that pain.

I Never Knew

I never knew a soul could sing
until I felt mine become more.
I never knew a soul could ache
until I watched mine slip to the floor.
I never knew a soul could weep
until I kissed the tears from my own.
I never knew a soul could mourn
until I couldn’t bring mine home.
I never knew a soul could leave
until I had to beg mine to stay.
I never knew a soul could rage
until the day mine faded away.
I never knew a soul could wish
until mine was left alone.
I never knew a soul could heal
until another was placed in my own.

© Nicole Lyons 2017

18 thoughts on “I Never Knew

  1. I have know women and their mates who have suffered this, one couple who did so at least three times that I know of, plus an ectopic pregnancy that had to be surgically terminated. They did finally bring a daughter into the world after many years of trying.

    This is heart breakingly beautiful.

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  2. This is never easy, and the pain doesn’t just go away. Not even when we are later blessed with a child we are able to carry to term. I went through the same thing, after years of thinking I couldn’t conceive. Then a few more before my son came along. My thoughts are with you. You’re not alone.

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