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Silently She Weeps

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written in the ZaniLa form, this is inspired by my bedridden grandmother and the timeless love of her daughter, my mother.  


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Silently She Weeps

Every day she comes to visit her,
lifts the spoon to her thin lips.
Quietly she sleeps, silently she weeps.
Life arrested in its waning grip.

Every day she comes with hope
that something in her changes.
Silently she weeps, quietly she sleeps
The memories time rearranges.

Every day she comes and wonders,
will she wake today and speak?
Quietly she sleeps, silently she weeps
An imprisoned mind in body weak.

Every day she comes and touches
the woman like no other.
Silently she weeps, quietly she sleeps.
Maternal daughter, loving mother.

1/1/2013

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 2:48:00 PM
    Beautiful and touching and simply wonderful piece.... All the best... Ellie

    Nichols Avatar James Nichols
    Date: 12/24/2013 4:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you so much!
  1. Date: 1/15/2013 9:05:00 AM
    James, , :-) Congratulations in Suzette's " ZaniLa Rhyme - an exiting new contest for the holidays... " contest. Take care... PD

    Nichols Avatar James Nichols
    Date: 1/16/2013 4:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks so much!
  1. Date: 1/13/2013 1:19:00 PM
    Great winning work..Congrats on your top win..Sara

    Nichols Avatar James Nichols
    Date: 1/16/2013 4:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    appreciate it!
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 6:43:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Nichols Avatar James Nichols
    Date: 1/12/2013 7:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks, Debbie!
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 5:48:00 PM
    James this is just wonderful close to your heart thats obvious......Seren

    Nichols Avatar James Nichols
    Date: 1/12/2013 7:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks so much, it is.
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 5:38:00 PM
    A sad and beautiful piece of work, James...well deserving of 1st place in Su's contest - Tim

    Nichols Avatar James Nichols
    Date: 1/12/2013 7:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Tim!
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 5:07:00 PM
    Congrats on your 1st place win, super poem, the cycle of aging is displayed well in your verse xxx

    Nichols Avatar James Nichols
    Date: 1/12/2013 7:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I appreciate it.
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 4:57:00 PM
    Congratulations on your wonderful win, James! So well deserved! Always, Annalise

    Nichols Avatar James Nichols
    Date: 1/12/2013 7:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you very much!
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 1:17:00 PM
    James, a well deserved win in Su's contest---if you don't already know, you should be honored because Su is a discerning judge and this poem is worthy of her praise, or anyone's for that matter!

    Nichols Avatar James Nichols
    Date: 1/12/2013 1:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm honored and humbled by the kind words. Thank you.
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 12:39:00 PM
    WOW. This is heartbreaking and beautifully written. Congratulations on an amazing win! I'm faving this one.

    Nichols Avatar James Nichols
    Date: 1/12/2013 1:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Heather. From such a talent yourself that's mighty high praise!
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 11:41:00 AM
    A tender and sad poem. congratulations on your no. 1 win. Love, Joyce

    Nichols Avatar James Nichols
    Date: 1/12/2013 1:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you very much.
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 11:32:00 AM
    James, a very loving win. congrats , very nice~SKAT

    Nichols Avatar James Nichols
    Date: 1/12/2013 1:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you very much!
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 10:22:00 AM
    Relating so much to these tender verses...memories flood. You have written such a touching poem on the subject of the bond between mother and daughter during trying times. Small tears flood my eyes....this is just wonderfully written.

    Nichols Avatar James Nichols
    Date: 1/12/2013 11:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. It's humbling to evoke emotion with the written word.
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 9:43:00 AM
    This is very touching and masterfully written. Congratulations.

    Nichols Avatar James Nichols
    Date: 1/12/2013 11:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 7:38:00 AM
    Congratulations on you winning spot James xx

    Nichols Avatar James Nichols
    Date: 1/12/2013 8:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you so much.
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 4:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WIN in the ZaniLa Rhyme contest, James. The simplicity of the words chosen to convey this tender message, struck a deep chord in me. Best wishes, Suzette

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 1/12/2013 9:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are most welcome, James :-)
    Nichols Avatar James Nichols
    Date: 1/12/2013 8:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks. it was a challenging format, but if you have the inspiration and it's personal it's so much easier to compose. enjoyed it!