and you called it love MAG

August 27, 2014
By theblondechick GOLD, Kingsport, Tennessee
theblondechick GOLD, Kingsport, Tennessee
14 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
I want to live and feel all the shades, tones, and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life.
And I am horribly limited.
-Sylvia Path


Sometimes I like to think of you young.
Smoking among cheap cars and grocery buggies.
Listening to the ’80s quietly so your parents won’t hear.
Filling fountains with bubbles. Kicking walls.
Do you still crave the things you once wanted?
Have the same dreams?

You had three children
and you called it love.

There is a memory of bathing your feet, your hands
with the water of a backyard game –
it was summer and your toenails were red –
and a young yellow cat with an undeserving name
and laughter (Yours? Theirs? Mine?)
and the slanted clouds of a summer sky.

I washed your feet, your hands
and you called it love.

I grew upward and attitude and mouth.
I’ve a fondness for words, how they sound and simply are,
but I’ve strung painful ones together
and nailed them into your heart, your backbone.
My bitter. My very worst.
You took all into your hands.

You held it in your palms
and you called it love.

You’ve deserved better.


The author's comments:

For my mom. I love you.


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on May. 6 2015 at 9:35 am
poppyqueen SILVER, Mount Prospect, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Maybe that's what life is...a wink of the eye and winking stars."

- Jack Kerouac

Beautiful, you are very talented. I love the details about the cheap cars and fountains! This poem really makes me feel like I know your mother, lovely job.

on Sep. 4 2014 at 7:03 pm
theblondechick GOLD, Kingsport, Tennessee
14 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
I want to live and feel all the shades, tones, and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life.
And I am horribly limited.
-Sylvia Path

Thank you :)

JRaye PLATINUM said...
on Sep. 4 2014 at 6:58 pm
JRaye PLATINUM, Dorr, Michigan
43 articles 10 photos 527 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."

"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, 'I just don't care.'?"

Man, there are no words. Poetry like this just takes your breath away by how... All I can say is your Mom should be proud of you :D




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