by Lesley A. Couzens
(Pietermaritzburg, South Africa)


Orphans, widows and widowers.
A child taken away by death,
Has no name for a Mom.

Angel Mom is what she is,
A love for her child that
Knows no bounds.
A strength from an unknown source.
A pain so physical yet
She lives on.

Caring for and loving her
Child in this world,
Never knowing that
Her child was an Angel,
Here only for a while.

Walking in two worlds.
Her child’s and hers.

Heartache felt of the loss,
Compassion for other Angel Mom’s
Is what she has.

Angel Moms meet and share,
Experiences and feelings of all
They bear,
Laughing and crying together,
Giving comfort and peace,
Of all those who feel
What is so real.

She flays as if drowning,
But surfaces again,
And knows she must go on,
Till they meet again.

Her child left home,
Never to return.
The loving arms are empty,
And longingly they burn.

Angel Moms gather
In love and in friendship.
Developing bonds to last
A lifetime.

Looking forward to each
Time they are together,
Remembering their child
And giving tribute to them,
For the life that they shared.

Reliving the tragedy
Of their greatest loss.
Pleading for their child
To be whole again.
Waiting patiently for their
Return to the arms
Of the Mom that loves
Them forever.

Not seeing, hearing or touching
Is an anger that seems
To rear its ugly head,
And tears her heart into
Tiny shreds.

Eagerly waiting for the time that
She will go to her child’s
Place of rest.
To be with the child
Who so suddenly left.

Forever be an Angel Mom,
Full of love, wisdom,
Strength and caring.
Loving all her children,
As much as she always has.
Never forgetting the one
That has gone,
And will never be back.

Taking comfort,
From knowing one day
They’ll meet again,
In the place that her
Child has gone.

By Lesley Couzens.

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Oct 19, 2012
thank you
by: olga coppin

thank you for giving me a has been 10 years since my son passed and I never knew how to describe me...I was still a mom,,,an angel mon.

Very beautiful poem...thank you so much for sharing this poem. I needed this!!

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