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For the Mothers Without Children in Their Arms

by Paul and Jordan Aspen 8 months ago in sad poetry
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You're a mother too

For the Mothers Without Children in Their Arms
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When a mother loses a child – through abortion, miscarriage, foster care, or something else – the pain is real…and lasting. My heart goes out to those mothers today.

I’m a mother too

No one knows

And the people who once knew have forgotten

Maybe they think I want them to forget

Maybe they think I’ve forgotten

Maybe I want to

But I can’t

How can a mother forget her child?

I remember

When I see a child the age of the one I don’t have

When I wake in the night and my baby isn’t there

When I least expect it

I remember

I am not alone

We are among you

Hiding in plain sight

Beside you in the classroom

Behind you in church

Before you at work

If you know one of us

If you haven’t forgotten

But think we have

Know that we haven’t

And please

Let us know you haven’t either

Because we are mothers too

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From the book my heart poured out by Jordan Aspen

sad poetry

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Paul and Jordan Aspen

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