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Mother's Teachings

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Mother's Teachings

She looks through black and white lenses
to a kaleidoscope world.
Her wrinkles lines of anguish, 
Liver spots marks of pain.

She traveled London, Paris,
studied Italian renaissance.
Fell in love with a rock star,
born into trust fund wealth.

When I glimpse into her eyes-
(blue-ice of the Mediterranean sea)
There is a look that never leaves me,
A fear I cannot appease…

Her sorrow-
                      seeped deep into her soul. 
A place she will never escape. 
‘Till death comes to her door.

From all her living- a circus ring.
Soil I will never touch- spoiled, forgotten in need.
A relentless depression, erases memories, of a life she lived… 
As if she never lived at all.

               And my brain it rambles…          
                                            “Death it waits in hiding.
                                             Close I feel it watching.
                                             Taunting time is calling me to life’s reality”

The mirror glares back an old woman- 
eyes devoid of light.
I run from dreams not accomplished, 
Unacknowledged fetes.

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  1. Date: 8/18/2009 10:15:00 AM
    Very interesting and descriptive writing. Keep writing. Sara

  1. Date: 3/20/2009 3:05:00 PM
    Very nice write!! There is so much more behind the lines (facial)that we can learn from.. I miss my mother terribly.. Hugs, Robin