Poem: Helpless Love

Updated on February 12, 2020
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I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

"A Parent's Prayer" remake of Cary McVay's song by Jamie Graves & Lakieta Bagwell

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Helpless Love

She lies unresponsive in the bed,
waiting for the moment
she leaves this world behind.

She tries to open her eyes,
to move her lips to speak,
but to no avail,
she remains motionless, hearing words
knowing her loved ones
are by her side.

She hopes they know
she wants to comfort each one of them
wiping the tears from their eyes
as only a mother can.

"Goodbye's the Saddest Word" by Celine Dion

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      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        5 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        Chitranganda,

        Thanks for stopping by to read my work.

        It is so very sad, but something we go through.

        Thanks.

      • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

        Chitrangada Sharan 

        5 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

        This is so well expressed and heart touching. Everyone has to face such moments in life. God only can provide the strength to face it.

        Thanks for sharing.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        6 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        Manatita44,

        It will and does happen. I guess this is part of life.

        Thank you for your comments.

        I appreciate you stopping by to read my work.

        Have a great day!

      • manatita44 profile image

        manatita44 

        6 weeks ago from london

        Alas! It happens. The frailty of this thing called life. Another tender, delicate and poignant piece.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        6 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        Ruby,

        Thank you! I am delighted to know it touches your heart.

        Have a wonderful day!

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        6 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        Lorna,

        Thank you so much.

        It's just what my heart imagines it to be.

        Thanks for reading.

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        Ruby Jean Richert 

        6 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

        This is another beautiful poem that touches my heart.

      • Lorna Lamon profile image

        Lorna Lamon 

        6 weeks ago

        You are so good at capturing the moment within your poems Brenda. You have perfectly described the loss and the strength of a mother's love in this beautifully written piece, which touched my heart.

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