A Mother's Heart

What once was loved is never lost.
What had the heart, what e'er the cost,
Cannot be simply cast away
By breadth of time or light of day.

What once breathed life so close to me
Cannot relinquish claim. You see
The love that saw creation's start
Is held within a mother's heart.

A loss so keen is rarely felt
By others who have never knelt
And known the sorrow crystallized
By sudden emptiness inside.

But sorrow softly fades away
As time and tenderness display
A heart that's loved and spoken loss
Increases from the love that was.

Anna M. Molgard

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