You My Child

March 31, 2009 at 4:35 pm 1 comment

One of my favorite singer/songwritters is a small Minnesota artist named Stuart Davis.  He has some amazing songs, some funny songs, some very raunchy songs, and some incredibly deep and meaningful songs.  One song of his that I’ve known for a long time, as it is on one of his earlier albums is called “You My Child”.  I’ve always felt that it was an amazing song, but it’s never meant much more than that to me.  It’s a song he wrote when he and his girlfriend at the time had become pregnant and decided that for them abortion was the best option.  It’s a gut wrenching song just knowing that much about it.

Today the song popped into my head.  I’ve not thought about it for years.  Even though the song is about an entirely different situation than my own, it still holds a lot of the feeling and emotion that I am dealing with.  I’ve decided to post the song here and share it with you.  I’m posting the whole song here, even though there are parts that don’t describe what I’m going through, I think the song as a whole is important for anyone who has lost a child before they had a chance to live, in whatever manner it was that the child was lost.

You My Child by Stuart Davis

Of all the world’s perfections,
we safely may assume
the most blessed and untainted
is the treasure in the womb

We wait for revelations,
some miracle, some sign
and suddenly a life is sparked
it almost seems divine

But both of us are much too young
to know what we believe
and we can’t find the answers
in how you were conceived

So you won’t feel the rapture
of your mother’s first embrace
and I won’t see my features
in the contour of your face
we won’t hug your body
and press against its warmth
for you my child will not be born

If we fear the grand design
or deny a higher source
it’s only that we all prefer
controlling our own course
Because a million things can happen,
and you were just the one
we were the least prepared for,
a daughter or a son

The choice is more than painful,
the wounds may never mend
as we wonder what you might have done
and who you might have been



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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Devon  |  April 1, 2009 at 8:59 am

    I love this song, too. Thinking of you daily, dear. Call if you need me.


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