A child, just one of the many things in life that just can not be replaced!

REPLACEMENT CHILD {I am Vincent number two}

Vincent's mother had a son before he was born,
His name was also Vincent. He was stillborn.
It is thought that Vincent's unstable mind was in part caused by being a replacement child for his mother.
Never feeling as if he was supposed to have been born, Vincent had no real grasp on who he was to become. If his brother would have lived...
Would Vincent have been born and who would he have been?

{I am Vincent number two}

Brought into this world in the shadow
Of death
Mother still mourning
An infant
From the womb
No life
Vincent one
Her first son
Now Vincent two
Would take his place
To lie in the arms that first cradled loss
And wear
a bereaved
Never knowing a mindful peace
Replacment child
In lost babies bed sleeps
If mothers first son would have lived
What would have become
Of the man now missed

Laura Daniels (c) January 7, 2005

Poetry by LurieJune
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Written on 2005-07-06 at 16:45

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wow, it must be so confusing ya know, i cant believe your parents would do that to you. must really mess with your head.

StillHoppin The PoetBay support member heart!
babies (plural) - baby's (possessive) a couple of times, but that's my only gripe... a profound thought behind this... the whole idea of being a baby is, indeed, a disturbing one, and a mother who would do that probably did a lot of things to help along the instability of his mind. awesomely done!


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good luck with getting these in a book lurie - from what i have read so far - very good.

chasingtheday The PoetBay support member heart!
i can relate to this in a way - though i am not a replacement child myself, my mother's firstborn was still born.