POEM: Left with Regret – Anonymous

Acknowledging an unborn child

Mon Petit Chou Photography – Unsplash

One day I will meet you

    as a spirit nurtured by God.

Grown in His light, His child.

You could not be mine,

    your earthly father, unaccepting.

Your beginning was not greeted with joy

   but with despair, in a godless marriage.

A little girl, God said in my heart.

   I named you Katerina.

Two brothers never knew of you

   That would have led to greater condemnation.

You dwelt within me for 11 weeks,

   all I was left with was pain.

Know that I am heartbroken,


 left with regret.

(Author’s name withheld for privacy)


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