I Can

September 6, 2010
By VyrenRolar PLATINUM, Meredith, New Hampshire
VyrenRolar PLATINUM, Meredith, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
"Hope is the feathered thing that perches on the soul." Emily Dickinson


Now I can’t write about sex
Because I am a virgin
And I can’t write about giving birth
Because I’ve never been pregnant

Now I can’t write about the love of a mother
Because I’ve never had a child
And I can’t write about letting a baby bird take wing
Because I’ve never raised one

Now I can’t write about losing my son
Because no one can know how that feels
And I can’t write about a mother’s grief
Because there are no words strong enough to express it

But I can write about loving my mother
Because that’s what I’ve done my whole life
And I can write about being grateful
Because she’s given me hers


The author's comments:
I wrote this after leaving the funeral of an 8 year old boy named Benjamin. May he rest in the arms of God, and may his mother find strength in His love.

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