L.I.F.E. (Love Influences Favorable Endings)

May 14, 2010
By RichardAA BRONZE, Miami, Florida
RichardAA BRONZE, Miami, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"L.I.F.E. - Love Influences Favorable Endings"

I lay by your bed side,
so anxious that my body tingles like a bell.
The guilt runs up my spine as cold as ice,
I feel it washing over my own mourning soul,
my heart aching with my own doubts and fears.
As I sleep so loudly next to you,
I drift into my restless consciousness.
Love... "I'm here for you."
"I'm so sorry, mother. Don't leave me."

My intoxicating dreams relive the remnants of the undying memories hidden deep,
6 feet under the castle of reinforcing strength towering over my pains.
As these sharp images feel as though they pierce my eyes,
these very moments come back to me from a place of innocence.
As a stubborn youth I hide,
so scared that my body becomes petrified,
my skin turning as pale as winter.
With every impaling hit mother takes,
my broken screams amplify in sync with both my hatred and sorrow.
Influences... "I can only trust myself."
"Family is the most important. Don't leave me."

As my own scream fills my head like a balloon,
I'm taken to another overwhelming memory.
Mother is crying as I walk up the porch in concern,
she is happy.
With my voice sounding as if I had ran countless miles,
I heavily question why tears run down her exhausted face.
With father gone,
her various bruises fade along with the problems.
With no more fear of the future,
Mother and Son sit side by side in long-deserved tranquility.
Favorable... "We have been through perilous circumstances."
"We shall keep on moving forward, together and never alone. Don't leave me."

A light hits my face as it peaks through the window from the sunrise outside,
the warm feel and the majestic sight both comfort me as I now come back to reality.
I hold mother's motionless hand in understanding.
She would want me to be as strong as the castle of character she helped build,
brick by brick we watched as I grew up.
I whisper my goodbye as I always have her in my protected heart,
and my tears escape me unwillingly.
I look away in disbelief as I ask them to pull the plug,
she has suffered for me for far too long.
As the inevitable comes closer than anticipated,
I feel her grip my hand,
she wakes up from her solitary coma.
I smile as I hear her call my name.
Endings... "We all suffer, and we all die."
"But as we persevere, we learn to smile."
"Things fall in place, and the ending is only the beginning of something better."

The author's comments:
First of, I wrote this poem in dedication to my friend. His mother became very ill, and he started to cry. I decided that I could reach him through my poetry, and I proceeded to write.

The poem starts off with a son next to his mother's hospital bed, who is in a coma. As he is scared, confused, and regretful, he then falls asleep. As his memories rush to him like a tsunami, the images feel as though pressure were piercing his eyes almost as if the sun's beams were shining directly at him. He then dreams. It is about how life used to be for him and his mother living with 'the step dad' as a young boy. As the pain begins to flood his body, he's quickly taken to another memory, a more recent one. From the sudden change in pace, the memory begins to overwhelm him. He gets home, and finds his mother sobbing. After the step dad has left their lives, they can finally begin to start living their lives in the bliss they've been seeking for so long; what they never had: Freedom. He then wakes up from the sun rising out the window, the light's warmth beginning to comfort him. After being taken back to his childhood and the aftermath, he realizes his mother would want him to be strong, just like she has been for him. He decides to pull the plug, and the second before the deed is done, she wakes up. After making a self-discovery and finding strength in his weakness, it is as if being on the edge of severe loss has made him someone completely different, hence the lines, "We all suffer, and we all die. But as we persevere, we learn to smile. Things fall in place, and the ending is only the beginning of something better."

There's always a subtle rhythm in my poetry. In this case, its the abbreviation for L.I.F.E. I grouped the verses in order for them to revolve around each word representing each letter of L.I.F.E. For example, the first one, Love, shows his undying love for his mother, seeing how emotionally unstable he has become. The next one, Influence, shows what influences his character. His behavior, how he thinks, etc.

I hope you like this poem. (:

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on Jun. 14 2010 at 1:07 pm
respecturself7 SILVER, Medina, New York
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Favorite Quote:
There is a natural law in life to settle.....I broke that law ~Katherine Hepburn
Love, Is the severest of mental diseases~U.K.
Spinning always spinning....when life puts me down I'll give you a call~respecturself7

I'm sooooo jealous of your talent!


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