A Broken Heart

by Gina Santino
(Chicago, IL. USA)

O how life can change forever in a day
The sky once bright is now dark and gray

The tragic news on your death
It completely took away my breath

My heart once happy and carefree
From this unbearable reality I wish to flee

O my dear sweet mother
There will never ever be another

Your gentle and caring touch
I miss you so very much

Every day I cry
Every minute I ask why?

Why would God take away my best friend?
O dear God, make my heart mend!

Please know of my deep pain
Your unique comfort I wish to gain

The pieces of my heart are forever shattered
Life’s goals and dreams are scattered

God, give me the strength to live
There is still so much I want to give

I know it’s not my time to die
O but with my mother I wish to fly

Up in the heavens so high up above
Where my heart can once again be filled with her special love

My dearest mother, we’ll one day reunite
Where my soul will take its ultimate flight

But till then, dear God, find the pieces of my heart that I miss
And seal it with my mother’s kiss

Perhaps my heart will one day heal
Until then only sadness is what I shall feel

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Oct 23, 2012
Amazing mother's
by: Anonymous

It's been 4 months since my wonderful mum died a day and a half after her stroke. She fell into a coma and never regained consciousness. We didn't get to say goodbye. Thank you for summing up exactly how it is to lose a mother. We thank God for them.

Jun 23, 2011
So heartfelt
by: Anonymous

Your poem makes me tearful. Your words are so perfect and I can understand.
Did you ever hear of Kahlil Gibran ? He said "when you are sorrowful, look again in your own heart, and you shall see that in truth, you are weeping for that which has been your delight."

I try to think this about the loss of my sweet mom, who I also miss terribly !
thanks for sharing....

Jun 17, 2010
by: Anonymous

Your poem was lovely. Your "Broken Heart' about your Mom spoke to my Heart. My Mom passed away January 29, 2010, 24 hours before her 90th Birthday. We had a special party planned for her. I miss her so much and my heart is really broken.

Apr 17, 2010
for my mom
by: Simona

Tomorrow is going to be 3 years since my mother passed away. This poem expresses everything that I feel. Thank you for sharing.

Jun 16, 2009
by: Carly

Wow this poem really touched my heart. I just lost my mom on May 5th of this year and it is the hardest thing I have ever dealt with. She was not only my mom but my best friend. Reading this poem took my breath away. Thank you for writing this and sharing your feelings. You have truly touched me with your words.

Feb 13, 2009
by: Shelly

This is so touching. I lost my mother on June 30, of 2007 due to a heat attack. And my grandmother Febuary 20, 2008 due to a heart attack! I was very close to both of them. My Grandmother raised me from the time I was a year old, but my Mother and I were very close. I just turned 30 years old and it is very difficult not to have either of them. This poem is so real to me! As I was reading it I felt like someone wrote what I am feeling!

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