Mother Mother Burning Bright

January 17, 2009
By Holly Welch, Hurt, VA

Mother mother burning bright
In the darkness of the night
Burning bright or pretty star
Are you the one that shines so far?

Mother mother burning bright
Once again a sleepless night
Once your face appraised my eyes
Now it dwells where darkness lies

Mother mother burning bright
Once again I’ll call tonight
Every night I sob your name
Such a sorrowful and endless game

Mother mother burning bright
How I wish to sleep tonight
To once again feel your arms
To feel your warmth, smell your charms

Mother mother burning bright
I hold back with all my might
A little girl of seventeen
Must seem a mother of serene

Mother mother burning bright
Shut the door, turn off the light


The author's comments:
This was written after my mom died, and was inspired by the poem Tiger Tiger Burning Bright.

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