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My Mother

My Mother could feel the cold on her own lost island.
Only silence came alive as the sun rose and fell.
She took a lot of whippings.
I wish I had kissed her or held her hand.
Where were you out to sea searching the sea?
I know being quiet was for your own safety.
Myself and my brothers gave you nothing,
each rode his own path far away from your fear.

But now there is nothing, you are gone.
I spend my years holding back the tears,
having never listened to the breadth of your pain.
You reasoned such a bitter island on that raging sea.
For you now, I will take care of myself and spend
my years self determined and with friends.
For you now, I will never raise my voice or
ever be alone.

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  1. Date: 9/15/2012 11:00:00 PM
    Julie,, Congratulations in Debbie's " Let's Get Serious " awesome contest. ~ :-) always a pleasure in reading all winners when I get the chance. super xox's from~ PD

  1. Date: 9/10/2012 6:30:00 AM
    Congratulations on your super win in this contest "Let's Get Serious" Julie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 2:24:00 PM
    Fear controls so many of our actions I have always found what I feared to be less frightening once confronted. Congrad's on your Serious verse winning. This is an important issue to draw attention too. Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 8:59:00 AM
    Congratulations on your big win Julie xx

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 8:39:00 PM
    Sad poem, well done. Lee

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 5:50:00 PM
    So very sad. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 12:28:00 PM
    Heartbreaking Julie But such lovely words Keep writing

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 10:58:00 AM
    This is a beautiful sad poem, with deep feelings. It is very touching. Sorry about your mother. i know that from heaven she watches over you. Mothers are never far away, even if we don't see them. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

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    Date: 8/31/2012 10:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry