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Miscarriage Poems - Mork and Mindy

This miscarriage poem was sent to us by Jodi who told us:

'I recently lost twins at 8.5 weeks. They were my 8th IVF attempt, and the first hope I’ve had since mis-carrying my first natural child at 12 weeks, 5 years ago. Your site helped me grieve and cry, and laugh, but mainly it reminded me that it's okay to mourn the loss of unborn children. Society in general doesn’t seem to understand this loss. This doesn’t mean the loss isn’t real!

'I started referring to my twins as Mork and Mindy for some reason. This is a farewell to my twins.'

Mork and Mindy

I sit – alone, staring at the future,

Once so vivid, now so dark.

Once two heartbeats, in two little sacs,

Two little miracles, two bundles of joy.


Just 7 days, a life changing week,

Both of the babies now dead on the screen.

One little baby escaped from the sac,

One little baby lay dead in my womb.


Alone in the hospital hysteria mounts,

Mmy dreams and my hopes - my babies removed.

Sucked from within me, sucked from my care,

Anaesthetist now in control of the pair.


Dear children of mine, Dear unborn dreams,

Never having held you, or whispered your names.

Never the chance to mourn your goodbye,

But the hole in my soul from your loss burns supreme.


Friends and family just don’t seem to see,

How completely intertwined your lives were with me.

Your passing has ripped out the best of me,

My hopes, and my dreams – your future...


Once so vivid, now so dark...

~ Jodi Parness

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