When You Look Down Upon Me

by LESLEY COUZENS
(Pietermaritzburg, South Africa)

WHEN YOU LOOK DOWN UPON ME

When you look down upon me,
what do you see.
A mother so hurt and sad,
she is struggling to be whole.

When you look down upon me,
am I looking towards
the Heavens hoping to steal
a glimpse of you.

When you look down upon me,
I have a smile on my face.
but my heart is breaking in two.
The pain is overwhelming me,
taking so long to heal.

When you look down upon me,
can you see me as I have never been before,
with a love so strong for you,
that it should transport you back.

When you down upon me,
do you see that I miss you so.
That I long for the comfort of
your smile and soothing voice.

When you look down upon me,
do you see me shed many tears
of anguish for the loss that I feel.
For the days I will no longer
have you to love and to cherish.
For the rest of my life to
wonder what you would have become.

When you look down upon me,
do you see the mother that
loves you so much and misses
you every moment of every day.

When you look down upon me,
do reach out your arms
wanting to comfort me.
Do wish that you could tell me
that it will be alright.

When you look down upon me,
do want to tell me that
I will be with you shortly.
Do you want me to hold you
in my arms and protect you
from harm.

When you look down upon me,
are you sad and forlorn,
waiting for the moment I will
cross over to your world.

When you look down upon me,
do you see me walk slowly
as if I am lost.
Do you see me racked with grief
and crying angry tears.

When you look down upon,
do want to assure me that
you happy and content
in the arms of the great one,
until the end.

by Lesley Couzens

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Jul 14, 2010
Beautiful
by: kay

Lesley
your poetry was so touching so real, I think many similar things as you about my son looking down, seeing how much I love and miss him and how my heart is so shattered. I have never felt pain like this in my life. Your words made me cry with compassion and the reality of it all. Very beautiful. You are in my thoughts and I wish you much love xxx

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