Friday, April 23, 2010

Beloved, Lynette O'Sullivan

by Lynette O'Sullivan

You were nothing in this world;
a fading line of blue,
a lost echo of my heartbeat,
a too-still blur of light and shadow.

You were what was wrong with me;
something that was causing me pain.
something that had to be removed
like a thorn or a splinter.

No-one acknowledged you.
No-one called you by your name
or breathed the word 'baby'.
But you were mine.
You were beautiful.
You were beloved.


about the piece.
Lynette describes her poem, "I wrote this following surgery after one of my miscarriages. I didn't know what an ERPC was until then and was horrified to hear those words used to describe the loss of my baby."

about the poet.
Lynette is a stay-at-home mum to three beautiful children. She describes her journey, "I lost my first baby at nine weeks gestation in 1998 - a twin to my eldest daughter. I was devastated and never imagined it could happen again. Sadly I went on to have four further miscarriages and fell out of step with time and place. I know now that there is no going back to the way things were, I am forever changed, and I'm beginning to find some good in the new. I keep a haphazard blog at Little Grains of Sand." 


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