Sunday, April 18, 2010

Liam, Amy McCarter

by Amy McCarter

Search my face and you will see Liam is here with me.
Look closely, he is the hidden tear in my eye.
As I laugh he is the curve of my smile.
When you listen, he is the quiet whisper behind each word I speak.
He is the angel lying on my chest, rising and falling with each breath.
When you watch, he is the thought that takes me far away from the moment.
If you know me, you will see him.
Liam is in my heart to be seen by those willing to look.


about the poem.
Amy wrote this poem in November 2007 in memory of her son Liam.

about the poet.
Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband and two greyhounds. Amy describes her journey, "Our only child Liam was born alive and apparently healthy on September 25, 2007, and was the joy of our lives. Our son Liam died soon after birth due to unexplained/unknown causes, shattering our world and our hearts. Art is an expression and release of my grief, and a way to honor the memory of our little man who is missed beyond words."


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