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How Far Is Heaven
Author: Terrie*

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give her a break
she just lost her only son
she is lost and confused
can't you see
her heart just got severely abused

a disease she carried
way before she got married
her parents carried it too
really nothing no body could do

she tried her best
to prevent a positive test
the Doctor came out
gave her the news with out a doubt
a baby has come to be
he said to her, God bless you and he

she struggled the whole term
she always had many a concern
to fast forward her life
the father too was concerned for his wife
he saw her siblings offsprings die in threes
last spring she lost her 4 year old niece

nothing will take the pain away
nothing will ever tell her it's okay
she knows theres no guarantee
in Gods hands she let it be


a child was finally born
a world that she knew would soon be torn
the love God had placed in her care
she loved him more than she was aware

years went by we all watched him grow
his big bright eyes always had a glow
he often asked
"HOW FAR IS HEAVEN"
with a great big hug
we'd tell him
Heaven is right here in your heart
so our loved ones are never far apart
he reached to be 11
now little Nathanial lives in heaven

------- Author's Notes -------

My friend Sadia lost her child to sickle cell at 2 am this morning 04/11/93-08/31/04 he loved fire engines and airplanes Sadia was a volunteer firefighter before she got married his dad is a pilot his favorite song "Blessed Be Your Name"

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Comments on this poem/writing:

Megan (205.188.116.200) -- Wednesday, September 1 2004, 05:52 am

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Your poem was so strong, that it made me cry. I am deeply sorry for what you & your friend are going through.
-megan-
Terrie* (65.148.209.134) -- Wednesday, September 1 2004, 12:54 pm

Mega, thank you for your kind words...

to lose a child ,is a very devasting experience to have to live through...she is a strong christian and i know she will know what to do when she gets her call on where to use her love energy on, as i have...today will be perhaps the hardest day of all ..saying paying her final respects as well as her final good-bye...in the flesh...thanx again
joyce ivy (68.222.111.69) -- Wednesday, September 1 2004, 04:10 pm

heart breaking

terri this was a very touching poem...beautiful...i am very soory for your friends loss
Terrie* (65.148.211.245) -- Monday, September 13 2004, 01:46 am

Joyce, thank you...

for your loving thought..Nats ashes were spread along the coast and alongside a hilltop ,close to where he loved to fish w/his granpa..his mom continues to support sickle cell foundatuion and is very honored that soon a postage stamp will become available..once a gaim thank you for your kind words..HUGS/LOVE
sharita (152.163.100.197) -- Friday, December 10 2004, 02:04 am

Great Poem!

I think this was a great piece of writing. It has to be really hard to know that your child is going to died. I hope things get better.
 
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