found by son, Matthew, dead this morning. I‘m walking in a fog. We were to spend the day together before he went back to Texas. I am posting this because I can‘t get the image out of my head. ive written other poems about my boy. 

My Son No Longer Shines

My baby laid on the floor

his face was cold as stone

My baby laid on the floor

his lips cried out alone


I laid down by his side

to try and warm his soul

I laid down by his side

to never let him go. 


And when he didn‘t wake 

I pumped his heart in vain

And when he didn’t wake

my tears began to rain


Oh God, my baby‘s dead!

my son no longer shines

The world‘s turned upside down

And hope’s run out of time. 




Matthew Carter

9/13/1976 - 4/17/2019


I love you my son. 


Poetry by Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2019-04-18 at 18:19

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I am so sorry to read of your sons passing. There is nothing like a mothers love and he was privileged to be in receipt of yours, take care of yourself Kathy.

Bibek The PoetBay support member heart!
I am sorry for your loss, Kathy. My heart now goes for you. May God give you all the strength to recuperate the hope that has been lost from your world. Stay strong!

Dear Kathy. Your words have touched me deeply and I can't come up with words to soothe the sadness and loss you must be feeling. There are no words that help when grieving for a lost child. I know your struggles with him. He's at peace now. When my father died and I was disconsolate, one simple card that said, "He's not gone, just away," somehow brought me comfort. My heart is with you.

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
I'm a poet - yet at a such time has this.I have lost for words, that will give you dear Kathy. That can give any comfort, at such a time of unimaginable pain and sorrow. All I can do in my clumsy way, is say I am thinking out to you and your family. Never dowt that right now and always I am, ALWAYS THINKING OUT TO YOU AND ALL OF YOUR FAMILY. HUGS
Ken D

josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Words fail here Kathy but my prayers will be many for you both.
My condolences


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
I'm very sorry for your loss, Kathy. I cant imagine anything worse than losing a child.

Dear Kathy,

We are so sorry for your loss, and we send healing hugs for you and your family at this difficult time.

With love,
Coo & Co <3

Kathy, please be assured of my most ardent prayers for your son's repose and for the healing and consolation of you and your family. So terribly sorry to hear of your loss.

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Thinking out to you, my dear dear, Friend, hugs,
Ken D