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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Mothers (05/02/05)

TITLE: To Charlotte
By paula burbidge
05/06/05


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To Charlotte

I used to be able to put a plaster on your knee
I used to be able to blow you a kiss
And make your pain go away
It used to be only you and me

I used to be able to stroke your hair
I used to be able to cradle you in my arms
Until you shut your eyes in sleep
Together everything we would share

Slowly you grew and found your wings
You are budding into womanhood
Still small, yet elegant and beautiful
You found another to make you sing

You came home with eyes sparkling bright
I shared the joy he brought you
Watched with love as you blossomed
In the hands of the one you knew was so right

I cannot put a plaster on your heart
I cannot make this right
I cannot make your pain go away
His death has torn you apart

I sit and hold you, stroke your hair
Cradle you within my loving arms
Hold you tight until at last you sleep
This is something neither want to share

Holding you silently, I whisper this prayer
Thank you God for my little girl
Give her the strength to bear this pain
Father, I give her into Your care.


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Carol Adams05/10/05
Thank you for writing this piece about love and pain. Nice write.
Phyllis Inniss 05/11/05
Love is such a beautiful experience. Yet, it brings with it such pain. But the love triumphs over it - with God's help.