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A poem for mothers who have experienced pregnancy/child loss

Posted by on Mar. 15, 2015 at 3:07 PM
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I am part of a loss support group based in the UK. They recently had their Mother's Day. This poem was posted and the words really hit home. So, I wanted to share it to others that may need to not feel so alone.

A Pair of Shoes

I am wearing a pair of shoes.
They are ugly shoes.
Uncomfortable shoes.
I hate my shoes.

Each day I wear them, and each day I wish I had another pair.
Some days my shoes hurt so bad that I do not think I can take another step.
Yet, I continue to wear them.


I get funny looks wearing these shoes. They are looks of sympathy.
I can tell in others eyes that they are glad they are my shoes and not theirs.
They never talk about my shoes.


To learn how awful my shoes are might make them uncomfortable.
To truly understand these shoes you must walk in them.
But, once you put them on, you can never take them off.
I now realise that I am not the only one who wears these shoes.
There are many pairs in this world.


Some women are like me and ache daily as they try and walk in them.
Some have learned how to walk in them so they don’t hurt quite as much.
Some have worn the shoes so long that days will go by before they think
about how much they hurt.
No woman deserves to wear these shoes.


Yet, because of these shoes I am a stronger woman.
These shoes have given me the strength to face anything.
They have made me who I am.
I will forever walk in the shoes of a woman who has lost a child.

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theboyfactory
by on Mar. 15, 2015 at 3:13 PM
Okay, so today is Mother's Day in the UK. They started posting about it a couple of days ago, so I didn't know.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Mar. 15, 2015 at 3:14 PM
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Lovely
KendallsMommee
by Spoiled SAHM on Mar. 15, 2015 at 3:14 PM
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Love it..
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 15, 2015 at 3:16 PM
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It's not my kind of poem, but hopefully others will like it.
elfling811
by on Mar. 15, 2015 at 3:19 PM
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So true.
Mrs.Sunshinexo
by Member on Mar. 15, 2015 at 3:21 PM
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Very true
nanny1918
by Platinum Member on Mar. 15, 2015 at 3:21 PM
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So true
Momof6.3e3h
by Silver Member on Mar. 15, 2015 at 3:27 PM
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Thank you for posting this. I have lost three to miscarriage and have friends who have had lost their babies soon after birth. I wish nobody ever had to expierence this pain.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 15, 2015 at 3:30 PM

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Beautiful poem thanks for sharing. Here is my share for all ;)
theboyfactory
by on Mar. 15, 2015 at 3:33 PM
I'm so sorry. The pain is horrific. :(

Quoting Momof6.3e3h: Thank you for posting this. I have lost three to miscarriage and have friends who have had lost their babies soon after birth. I wish nobody ever had to expierence this pain.
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