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Body – art at 4 a.m.

January 3rd, 2010 at 6:26

I woke up this morning at 4 a.m.
couldn’t sleep
trying to think myself out of the uncertainty
whether my body had failed my son

I had all the symptoms*
if only I had known then
what I know now

but hindsight doesn’t change anything
I’m here now
he isn’t

I need to learn
to cherish what I have
to like my body as it is

and look into the future without fear

a body / watercolor 7″x5″ (13 x 18 cm)

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6 Responses to “Body – art at 4 a.m.”

  1. angie Says:

    That is absolutely gorgeous…I am in awe.


  2. after iris Says:

    Stunning, Ines. So, so beautiful. xx

  3. nanke's stuff Says:

    It's lovely with a touching message. nancy

  4. Lisa PN Says:

    I just came across your blog via CED. Thank you for this wonderful and beautiful poem. I lost a child a year and a half ago. I have been so sad for such a long time, and just yesterday found out that i am pregnant again. Of course, it's very early in the first trimester, but your words remind me to look forward with hope. Thank you…so generous and kind.

  5. Meredith Says:

    Beautiful… and powerful, especially the words and image combined.

  6. thicklygrownwithweeds Says:

    Oh, that is stunning wording. thank you for sharing.
    I recently wrote a poem also about a (possibly?) similar experience – in any event it's about mother pain.
    Lovely painting as well.

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