tagNon-Erotic PoetryAnother Mother Cried Today...

Another Mother Cried Today...


"Another Mother Cried Today..."

I watched...
As her face became the mirror
of her broken life,
as each dream surfaced, spread,
then faded to the next and the next
and the next.
'Til each was paid for -
each earned its due
with every kick-in-the-gut,
searing touch of they'll never be.
And she KNEW it all along...

I listened...
As she mewed in the agony
rocking back-and-forth in her NOW -
Too far along in the depths of comprehension,
too close to hear the lies she couldn't hold in
the ones she told herself in the dark before,
the ones she lived and breathed 'til she believed,
the ones she whispered to her silent God,
the ones now stripped away and leaving bare
the flayed and ragged raw flesh of her soul.

I understood...
her whys, her ways, and every how -
every reason, excuse, each self-justification -
witnessed each step on her path
of self-fulfilling hell
... and couldn't change a thing.

Chris Twyford

Report Story

byAncient117331© 3 comments/ 5005 views/ 0 favorites

Share the love

Report a Bug

1 Pages:1

Please Rate This Submission:

Please Rate This Submission:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Please wait
by Anonymous

If the above comment contains any ads, links, or breaks Literotica rules, please report it.

There are no recent comments (3 older comments) - Click here to add a comment to this poem or Show more comments or Read All User Comments (3)

Add a

Post a public comment on this submission (click here to send private anonymous feedback to the author instead).

Post comment as (click to select):

Refresh ImageYou may also listen to a recording of the characters.

Preview comment

Forgot your password?

Please wait

Change picture

Your current user avatar, all sizes:

Default size User Picture  Medium size User Picture  Small size User Picture  Tiny size User Picture

You have a new user avatar waiting for moderation.

Select new user avatar: