Unknown Losses – A Poem

I have stood over tiny caskets

The grief a second child

Swelling the belly

Heavy and unnameable


The death creates

An indelible anniversary

They would have been

They may have done


They may have become


An infinity of possible losses.


The potential in a human life


Must remain

Energy cannot be destroyed

Only change


The potential of a life becomes

An energy of grief

That lasts as long

As memory.


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  1. How sad RoS. I once read an amazing short story at just the right time; I think it’s called ‘The Ghost’…about the journey of a soul coming home. I like to think energy lives forever too, especially when imbued with love…

  2. Fine verse. I don’t know if you speak from experience, but I will answer from it. My wife and I lost our first child at birth at full term. You may be able to imagine how this affected me.

    1. I can. My experience is of close friends loses, extrapolated from the attachment of our own children. With all this I still know I cannot come close to understanding. My heart goes out to you.

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