Stillborns Cry

A p r o n h e a d -- Lilly Green



I knew you were free,


I still mourned.

I wanted you.

I wanted you to

feel pain—

to laugh and cry,

to be held,

to whine,

to bruise the knee,

bruise the spirit,

be comforted—

to be human.


your humanity lies in ashes,

part of a hundred trees and bushes

that live,

and you don’t.

You are free to be

with God,


I still mourn . . .

At your birth, I cried

when you didn’t.


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About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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8 Responses to Stillborns Cry

  1. melodylowes says:

    The pain comes through in this piece. I feel it. Well done…

  2. taphian says:

    very moving words with a lot of pain

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