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07 January, 2006

To My Mother

You loved me
You hated me
You left me this day 0.05 hrs
Feeling empty.

As you lay helpless
Your heart beating, so slowly
I don't know
Where your spirit
So strong, so feminine
Has dissipated
Leaving this mask
Of death on your face.

I stare at you
As you lie dying
How can this corpse
Be my mother?
Mothers don't die
They create life from love
And keep nurturing the loveless.

J

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Blogger annie said...

I like the flow of thought in this poem... I just wish the last two lines were different, somehow.

13 January, 2006 15:59  
Blogger John said...

Annie,

This was written in a moment of grief. So, the lack of finesse. I will try and rework those lines!

J

15 January, 2006 20:55  

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