Poems Writings & Reflections
Pearl Ketover Prilik
Horrific experience. So tragically sad.
Thanks Patricia - it was the well-intentioned comment that left a wound that took a loooong time to heal but also left behind a carefulness about what to say in an attempt to ease another's pain - sometimes much less is ever so much more. :)
Oh, Pearl. This is terribly tragic. And beautifully told.
Thanks De - hope you are feeling better?
My heart aches for you and I know from experience that complete feeling of loss. I lost mine at 11 weeks. The poem is so beautiful and full of pathos.
Aww Barbara - there are some aches that truly never do completely disappear - despite the passage of many, many years - my heart goes out to you as well. I had some serious reservations about this prompt and wrote a prose piece about it which can be accessed at my blog as well.
The naive doctor simply didn't seem to realise how his comment could affect you. Your poem brings out a deep sense of loss and something more. 'A perfect baby' 'Just in the wrong place'. May make a mother feel guilty even though it's just not her fault.
Thank you all:). As I said I had serious reservations about writing to this prompt - deeply appreciate each and every sweet comment!!!!
So terribly painful, to lose a baby.........well meaning comments can wound so deeply, the one who utters them oblivious to the pain she has caused. So sorry, Pearl. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Sherry - Thanks - this was long ago and in response to a prompt which i still have some reservations about to write about one's "worst" moment - in fact I wrote a prose piece on the prompt itself included in a link at the bottom of this posting. Yes, the comments were absolutely well-meaning, but still echo ALL these many many years later.
Hi all : This "worst" experience was deeply painful but not when all is said and done the "worst" moment of my life - in fact I had as described elsewhere some serious reservations about responding to such a prompt and wrote a prose piece reflecting on such which can be accessed on this blog. I would greatly enjoy your comments on requests for deep personal disclosure if you are so inclined.
Heart-rending, Pearl. I hope the writing was cathartic.
Awwww Rosemary ... long, long ago. .... now a almost was that is part of the continuing is.... (I think that might make some sense to you ).... Thank you for stopping and commenting. You are still very much in my thoughts and those thoughts are inevitably of love :)