In Mommy's Arms (For Laci and Conner Peterson)

by Kaylee   Jul 23, 2006

Forsaken spirit clothed in night,
Displayed against unwritten stars,
Shattered prism holds just tears,
Droplets streamed onto the womb,
Sleep now child in mommy's arms,

Blades glitter with morning dew,
Lightning bugs flitter in the dark,
Sadness infests those circle orbs,
Haunting our hearts with each gaze,
Sleep now child in mommy's arms,

Blanket wrapped around his hands,
Stretched towards a mother's smile,
Dotting the tune of nature's melody,
Embraced within a cherished touch,
Sleep now child in mommy's arms.

_On Christmas Eve one year, a pregnant woman named Laci Peterson went missing. She never got the chance to hold her baby, Conner, in her arms and Conner never had the chance to live his life._


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  • 15 years ago

    by Sora, The Lonely Poet

    *she begins to tear up* that's so sad!

  • 15 years ago

    by Bret Higgins

    Not your usual teenage poetic fare, I'll give you that.

    This has good diction, punctuation, flow and melody which is very rare on this site so you can pat yourself on the back for that.


  • 15 years ago

    by Megann Lee

    Wow. Kaylee this was amazing. It was really sad though. I really enjoyed reading it, and it reminds me of how people can be so cruel..

    Anyway, great work.

  • 15 years ago

    by Tara Kay

    This poem was really sad.
    It blew me away, the content was strong and powerful. The imagery was frightening.
    A sad story behind it, one that we never want to live ourselves.
    Well done

  • 15 years ago

    by LadyPearl

    Yes, I know that story too, it's terrible how some people in this world can be so...brutal and unfeeling. Wonder Job!