Tuesday, April 21, 2009

For Sophia


Now and then
My eyes light on the whisper thin scars
On the backs of your hands…
Reminders of when a tangle of wires and tubes
Kept you alive.

And I remember…

Riding the wave of fear
As they pulled you, tiny and fragile
From my womb.
Stifling a sob
As reality hit...hard and brutal.

For weeks, a bubble encased
Your twiglike limbs
Keeping you safe…
Helping you heal and grow.
I stood helplessly by.

For 71 days
You were as much
Machine as child…
We rode that wild and
Twisting rollercoaster together.

There were times
I didn't think you'd hold on
But you were strong...
And now it's like
You were always here.

Your homecoming was
Like emerging into sunshine
A whole new world.
My little one
I love you.

Mummy

7 comments:

Bells said...

lovely.

numberchick said...

that was beautiful. I have tears welling up in my eyes.

Moi said...

Me too. Long time since I've read one of your poems and this has got to be the best yet. Love ya.

Rach said...

Absolutely beautiful.... Tears falling down my cheeks xxx

Aneets said...

Lovely, I can't even imagine how hard it must have been.

Permanently twenty three said...

She's so cute, BugMum!

boulder2rocks said...

beautiful!!!! gave me shivers up my spine...