Friday, March 7, 2008

3-years ago and it still feels like yesterday

Just Those Few Weeks
by Susan Erlin

For those few weeks-
I had you to myself.
And that seems too short of time
To be changed so profoundly.

In those few weeks-
I came to know you...
And to love you.
You came to trust me with your life.
Oh, what a life I had planned for you!

Just those few weeks-
When I lost you,
I lost a lifetime of hopes,plans, dreams, and aspirations...
A slice of my future simply vanished overnight.

Just those few weeks-
It wasn't enough time to convince others
How special and important you were.
How odd, a truly unique person has recently died
And no one is mourning the passing.

Just a mere few weeks-
And no "normal" person would cry all night
Over a tiny, unfinished baby,
Or get depressed and withdraw day after endless day.
No one would, so why am I?

You were just those few weeks my little one
You darted in and out of my life too quickly.
But it seems that's all the time you needed
To make my life so much richer-
And give me a small glimpse of eternity.


A Buns Life said...

I'm sorry.

In just a few weeks mine would have been born four years ago....

Chris said...

Did you write that? It's a beautiful tribute to your child. I'm sorry Susan. Too many of us go through this and too few people understand just how much it hurts. Wish I could give you a hug right now. {{{HUG}}}

sltbee69 said...


No, I didn't write that. I wish I were that talented. Thanks for understanding. I miss you!

Zookeeper said...

That was beautiful. So sorry for your heartache.

Huckdoll said...

Very emotional piece. I'm so sorry for your loss.