The Love
By Carmela M. Maio 
The love…the life that lived inside of me.
We wondered what you would look like.
Who would you take after,
what sex would you be?

But you were born in silence.
It’s that silence that stings my heart,
the emptiness of my womb,
the pain for my first born,
our little baby boy.

I know I have to accept this tragedy and continue on.
While others will forget
I will remember
what it was like to have life growing and moving
within me.
The 27 weeks I carried you
will endure forever…