Tears sting my eyes
as upon my cheeks they fall
Wrenching and ripping
is my heart
as i hear your spirit call
Pounding bare
fast on concrete
Peeling and scraping
the skin of my feet
I enter the woods
branches scratch at my face
The red blood runs
but i keep up the pace
Clothes are all torn
battered and bloody
I found you the same
tore up and muddy
You were not breathing
when i knelt at your side
I cried out your name
I thought you had died
You coughed up some blood
when i pressed on your tummy
then you looked at me
and smiled and said,
‘You made it mummy’

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kdarcy commented on Mummy


Real or not, good descriptions of drama and urgency. A mothers panic for her child, well done

SavVySam commented on Mummy


You've got me wondering, if this is an actual account or not, either way, nice work! You could feel the panic! ~10

Drivingczar commented on Mummy


An excellent work created from either a reality/surreal state or even a combination of the two. Only the poet knows for sure. Spellbinding!

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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