December 17, 2009
by Michelle Swords
a tiny life lost, only partially wanted
a tiny life that will be loved forever
a tiny life gone before it even began
a mother devastated; a father relieved
a mother who now longs for connection to her husband
a mother wants to speak of her lost son
a father angry at the very mention of
about the poem.
Xavier Ian Swords was stillborn at 18 weeks gestation (measured 15 weeks) on June 4, 2009. My husband and I differ in how we grieve as my husband didn't really want another child and struggled with accepting the pregnancy from the beginning. In the early days of my grief, there was a great distance between my husband and myself and I wrote this poem. -Michelle
about the contributor.
Michelle writes about her journey on her blog My World. She writes the names of babies gone too soon at Hangin' With Xavier on the Fridge.