The Sad Mother

This poem says it all. Missing my boy tonight.
 

The Sad Mother by Gabriela Mistral
Sleep, sleep, my beloved,
without worry, without fear,
although my soul does not sleep,
although I do not rest.

Sleep, sleep, and in the night
may your whispers be softer
than a leaf of grass,
or the silken fleece of lambs.

May my flesh slumber in you,
my worry, my trembling.
In you, may my eyes close
and my heart sleep.

4 thoughts on “The Sad Mother

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t possibly imagine the pain that you are enduring. Thinking of you and your family and wishing some sort of release from your pain, if only for a moment so you can breathe.

  2. You have other children right? I was reading some bone’s blog yesterday and she was grieving I think over the loss of a child, but she felt that her son was ungrateful, because when asked what he was grateful for he would cross his arms and pout “me” type of thing. That touched me.

  3. Congratulations on winning the Circleofmoms blog contest. That is a real achievement.

  4. beautiful

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