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Author's note: I was required to do a history project, 2-3 poems about something World War 1 related. I began to...  Show full author's note »
Author's note: I was required to do a history project, 2-3 poems about something World War 1 related. I began to write and soon my 2-3 poems turned into pages and pages of poems. I couldn't be happier with the outcome though...  « Hide author's note
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Seconds

“No,” Momma said,
With a sad shake of her head.
“No seconds tonight, honey.”

I didn’t understand.
“Why Momma?
Why can't I have seconds?”

Momma looked at me,
Stroked my cheek,
Gently, like rain.

“I hope you never know.”
And then Momma, strong as stone,
Began to cry.

Tears came softly,
Like snowflakes.
Then gushed like a waterfall.

Poppa looked at me.
And shook his head,
Ever so slightly.

He took mamma’s hand
And led her away
To comfort her alone.

Disgusted, my siblings followed suit,
Retreating to their rooms
Leaving me in silence.

I stared at the table,
The dishes with forgotten food,
The abandoned chairs.

Why was everyone so different?
What had happened?
This was too much
For a soul eight years old.
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