A Sacrificed Life

will you remember
rocking gently within
being wrapped up in my womb
my arms clutching you tenderly

will you know i loved you
and how i cried for us
when i couldn’t save myself
as my death was the only way for you to live

will you grow up
missing me
needing me
happy despite me being gone

will you ache
to know who i was
for my loving advice
on your wedding day

will you choose to
manage without me
live a spectacular life
show my sacrifice was not in vain

will you go on and be
all that i dreamed of
a force to be reckoned with
even without me

Susi Bocks has self-published two books – Feeling Human and Every Day I Pause. Currently, she is an Associate Editor at the virtual coffee shop – Fictional Café. You can find her work at IWriteHer.com or follow on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MyHumanityInWrittenForm/, where she invites you to read her thoughts and get to know her. Bocks had some of her work previously published at Scarlet Leaf Review, VitaBrevis, Spillwords, Literary Yard, as well as other literary magazines.


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3 thoughts on “A Sacrificed Life

  1. A painfully beautiful reminder what is not to be missed as a mother as a parent… thank you for sharing

    1. Thank you, Gary!

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