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Capture Your Grief – Day 1: Sunrise

6:56am, San Francisco, CA at sunrise grey overwhelms blue the light fades into mourning wet fog surrounds me I wrote my first version of this poem, “each morning,” about two months after Calvin (my first baby) died. In those raw days of grieving, waking up to the reality that my…

“Because Grief is As Real as Love”

The title of this piece is from the In Mourning Band™ Campaign. Louie and I wear these bands for our babies. Because grief is as real as love, I mourn. I mourn my babies by saying the same things over and over, by finding different ways to say these things…

I will keep you

for Calvin I will keep you in my heart and carry you there each day. And when I am in my deepest of grieving, my son, I will remember the morning I held you in my arms and saw you in your father’s. In those brief hours, the world stopped…

Thank You for Bearing Witness

I want to thank those of you who responded to our cries yesterday, on what was supposed to be Calvin’s due date. By bearing witness to our grief, you held us. With each message Louie and I felt lifted up and carried by your love and support. Thank you, also,…

To the Father of My Missing Child

I know I can’t make you whole again But I’m here. I’m here to catch your tears in the palms of my hand, to try to make the landing a little less rough when you fall, because I’m falling, too. So I’ll go down with you, and, when we are…

each morning

On May 22, 2009, Posted by , In Calvin Phoenix,Poetry, By , With No Comments

grey overwhelms blue without my light, my sweet son wet fog surrounds me

The Cord

by Terri Apostolakos We are connected, my child and I, By an invisible cord not seen by the eye. It’s not like the cord that connects us at birth This cord can’t be seen by any on earth. This cord does it’s work right from the start It binds us…