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Empty Mother's Day

Cry empty heart; a lonely tear
that I have always shed.
Through wake of poetry I write
and pray this yearning's fed.

My desire above all
is a reachable impasse.
a hunger starved in childhood gone
and memories I passed.

I wonder if she calls my name,
the daughter - one of four.
The one who brought grandsons to life
and still her eyes ignore.

It's on this day that my heart aches
and one I labor of.
Although a woman I've become,
I crave my mother's love.

Copyright © Celeste Butler-Mendez

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  1. Date: 3/31/2009 10:44:00 AM
    deep and deeper still writes the poetess.jhloving iii

  1. Date: 3/9/2009 6:51:00 AM
    This is so heartbreaking to read. Our children are our most precious gifts, so this goes beyond my understanding. My heart goes out to you, in this well written but very sad write. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 3/3/2009 2:18:00 PM
    I hope she reads this poem, Celeste...It choked me up. Love, daver

  1. Date: 3/3/2009 1:30:00 PM
    Heartbreaking. Your mother's loss if she ignored her daughter. You write with your heart. Vince

  1. Date: 3/3/2009 12:40:00 PM
    This is such a heart breaking poem...each one of us has a need that goes way back to our childhood...we never stop needing that assurance that we were matter how old we become. ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 3/3/2009 7:34:00 AM
    This makes my heart hurt. Tomorrow, the 4th is my son's birthday. He has been gone these ten years but still so missed. Thank you for your comment on my "sated" Joyce

  1. Date: 3/3/2009 7:26:00 AM
    This is a very beautiful poem. It really touched me. Those last lines really got to me. Great job. Love Christie PS I can relate to the pain in this so much.