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Death of an Angel

Carrying my precious seed
Nine months of nurturing
watering, loving, smoking
Feeling the heartbeat intensify
Sonogram every other month
"Thump, Thump, Thump"
Tiny fingers, tiny mouth
He was sucking his thumb
I knew his name already
I waited patiently
Happy, excited, My first child
Cigarettes invaded my womb
turned it into his seal tomb
Born with undeveloped lungs
his brain malfunctioned
I held him and watched
him smile and take his first breath
never knowing it would be his last
He died"1" day old
And I will forever miss him
My life will forever haunt me
For, My life has marked me
With....Death of An Angel

Written by Ebony Queen Freeman


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