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Monday, August 23, 2010

Other Mother's Words

I have started logging into facebook every few days to change my status. Each time I change it to a poem or quote about pregnancy and infant loss. Sometimes I think people probably don't want to read about it. Most times I think that I don't care what other people want to read about. I know, I know, that is not very kind, and I try to be kind, but what is that status area for anyway? Isn't it for sharing where our head is at? Well, my facebook friends, that is where my head is at. My head is wrapped up in thoughts about my daughter lost.
There is no status update more true. So, I share those quotes without apology and I figure, if someone else doesn't like them, they don't have to read them.
Today, I'll share this one here. It's too long to share on Facebook. It made me cry when I read, it's so, sooo true.

My Mom Lies

My Mom, she tells a lot of lies She never did before. From now until she dies, She'll tell a whole lot more.
Ask my Mom how she is And because she can't explain, She will tell a little lie Because she can't describe the pain.
Ask my Mom how she is, She'll say, "I'm alright". If that's the truth, then tell me, why does she cry each night?
Ask my Mom how she is, She seems to cope so well. She didn't have a choice you see nor the strength to yell.
Ask my Mom how she is, "I'm fine, I'm well, I'm coping". For God's sake Mom, just tell the truth just say your heart is broken.
She'll love me all her life, I loved her all of mine. But if you ask her how she is, She'll lie and say she's fine.
I am Here in Heaven. I cannot hug from here. If she lies to you don't listen, Hug her and hold her near.
On the day we meet again, We'll smile and I'll be bold. I'll say,You're lucky to get in here, Mom With all the lies you told
Author Unknown


  1. I don't post too much on FB, but I did post on 8/19 for Infant Loss remembrance and barely anyone commented. A million people will comment when I post about funny things my son does or even unimportant things and barely anyone commented. I just hate how people really don't know how to deal with this type of loss openly.

  2. I love this poem, it was one of the first things I actually was brave enough to post up on FB too. Before, I was too paranoid about what others thought and now I'm at the point that I just don't care. If you don't like it, delete me. If you can't handle it, delete me, who cares. :) Look me up on there if you want. Thinking of you.

  3. big hugs to you. it's a beautiful poem.

  4. Beautiful. You are stronger than me. I had to take a break from FB because I was so overwhelmed with worrying about people's perceptions of me. <3 You rock.