Saturday, June 13, 2009


What a grieving mother really thinks
Hello old friend,
Oh yes you know
I lost my child a while ago.
No, no pleaseDon’t look away
And change the subject
It’s ok.
You see at first I couldn’t feel,
It took so long, but now it’s real.
I hurt so much inside you see
I need to talk,
Come sit with me?
You see,
I was numb for so very long,
And people said,
“My, she is so strong.”
They did not know I couldn’t feel,
My broken heart made all unreal.
But then one day, as I awoke
I clutched my chest,
began to choke,
Such a scream,
such a wail,
Broke from me..
My child!
My child!
The horror of reality.
But everyone has moved on,
you see,everyone except for me.
Now, when I need friends most of all,
Between us there now stands a wall.
My pain is more than they can bear,
When I mention my child,
I see their blank stare.
“But I thought you were over it,
”Their eyes seem to say-
-No, no,
I can’t listen to this, not today.
So I smile and pretend, and say,
“Oh, I’m ok”.
But inside I am crying,
as I turn away.
And so my old friend,
I shall paint on a smile,
As I have from the start,
You never knowing all the while,
All I’ve just said to you in my heart.


Lea said...

This is so very beautiful and real. I am going to add it to my collection.

Thank you.

Mary said...

This is exactly how I feel. When people ask how I am, I lie. I know that they don't want the truth. Thank you it is a beautiful poem.