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Your Choice

May 4, 2011
By Odessa_Sterling00 DIAMOND, No, Missouri
Odessa_Sterling00 DIAMOND, No, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
All gave some, some gave all. -War Veterans headstone.


He soaks in the sun and
The warmth gives him joy.
He spins in the meadow
Like a young boy.
His mother appears as
Only a dream.
Her golden hair flows,
Her teeth give a gleam.
“I miss you!”
He cries, grief in each word.
He falls to his knees
His speech is now slurred.
“Come back to me now!
I beg of you please!”
“Shush now my baby or
I’ll leave in the breeze.”
Her voice makes his eyes
Water with tears.
It pushes away all his
Pain and his fears.
“Mother, oh, Mother,
Your death killed me too.”
He needs her so much, but
What could her do.
Nothing. Nothing.
Nothing can be done.
His mom made a choice
When she picked up the gun.


The author's comments:
It's really sad, but I hope you like it.

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Suzie17 GOLD said...
on Oct. 21 2011 at 11:41 am
Suzie17 GOLD, West Monroe, Louisiana
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That one part "I'll leave in the breeze" reminds me of a scene in this book Winter Rose by Patricia A. McKillip. Anyway, your poem is beautiful.

on Jul. 19 2011 at 7:46 pm
WithPenAndScript DIAMOND, Venetia, Pennsylvania
72 articles 232 photos 252 comments

Favorite Quote:
I believe that no matter who you are we all leave footprints on this Earth

Wow...I was blown away by this. The rhyming was awesome and the story behind the words captivating...So good, keep it up!