Thursday, 17 March 2011

I hear you Netta Wilson

For all the Mummies out there who can't kiss their babies good night.

"I Lost My Child Today"

I lost my child today.
People came to weep
and cry As I just sat
and stared, dry eyed.

They struggled to find
words to say To try
and make the pain
go away. I walked the
floor in disbelief.
I lost my child today.

I lost my child last month
Most of the people went
away. Some still call and
some still stay. I wait to
wake up from this dream
This can't be real--
I want to scream.

Yet everything is locked
inside, God, help me,
I want to cry.
I lost my child last month.

I lost my child last year.
Now people who had came,
have gone. I sit and
struggle all day long, To
bear the pain so deep inside.

And now my friends just
question, Why? Why does
this mother not move on?
Just sits and sings the same
old song. Good heavens,
it has been so long.
I lost my child last year.

Time has not moved on
for me. The numbness it has
disappeared. My eyes have
now cried many tears.

I see the look upon your face,
"She must move on and leave
this place." Yet I am trapped
right here in time. The songs
the same, as is the rhyme,

I lost my child......Today.

~Netta Wilson~


  1. Oh wow. I will be reposting this one.

  2. very meaningful song. so true and sad.

  3. I'm sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing this poem; it's one I hadn't seen yet but will have to repost to share with family & friends. Take care.

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  5. Netta Wilson passed away Sept. 02, 2011 at 7:30am ..I love you will be missed but never forgotten..Im happy for u that u will see ur beloved daughter again, will always be in our heart and thoughts.. Rip. :(