You Saved Me, and Save Me Still

You Saved Me, and Save Me Still
You Saved Me, and Save Me Still

My first born child was lost at four months, a beautiful baby we named Kim. A random act of nature caused a bowl blockage that turned into massive peritonitis, seven life threatening operations and finally inoperable bleeding forced a decision to stop the transfusions. This tiny child was a miraculous soul, with courage and resilience that would fill anyone with admiration, and even in her most dire situations, she always smiled and loved to see her Mum and Dad. I shall never forget the lessons this child taught me about life, her acceptance and joy amid such suffering and tragedy, was for me, profound and life-changing.




Wherever I go, you will be there,
not by my side but within me,
your heart embraced by mine,
your soul woven in time,
yet connected to me;
for love knows no bounds,
and time, although it can part
melds our being into one,
for none shall fade
and as the sun’s radiant warmth,
would covet our entwining,
our eternal flame of love.

Lost to life but of heart’s will held,
never forgotten as infinity imparts its numb resolve,
and I shall not let you go from mind,
our love surpassed and beyond life’s rhyme,
to flow into the everlasting, weightless,
souls courageous and of bated breath
to one day be together again,
at the end of time,
where souls find their loving kin,
reunited, past want and sin,
to be in each others arms,
for a heart in redemption of life’s demands.

How I miss you,
your smile the light of my sustenance,
your pain and struggle my pain too,
as I watched you fade, your courage so astounding,
and the thought of losing you unbearable,
each moment in my arms
the joy of my life complete;
and yet you knew,
you shared unperturbed,
your fading life a glimmer of the infinite,
a struggle for the joy of what could be,
so limited but it set you free, and me too.

I thank you for being a part of me,
for indeed you have saved me,
gave purpose to a life wanting;
and no matter my struggle, my travail,
your bravery has been my aspiration,
my lesson of redemption,
my forgiveness trail, that led me to know
that love is all we need to understand,
in this our life granted.

Tony DeLorger
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

3 thoughts on “You Saved Me, and Save Me Still

  • April 1, 2017 at 4:28 AM

    Yes, love is all you needed between you and your cherished babe – it will keep you together always. Such a heartwarming and tender tribute, Tony. Beautiful … eternal.

  • November 5, 2017 at 3:22 AM

    Tony, I read this twice. The first time was painful, the second even more so. Death stealthily comes to each and every one of us, but to lose such an innocent is hard to understand. Emotively penned, I salute your courage.


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