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Why Her Mother Cries

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Why Her Mother Cries

She weeps softly for a long lost love
who she tries her best not to think of;
Her summer of joy proved to be so costly - 
For a long lost love, she weeps softly.

He simply disappeared without a goodbye;
She hadn’t yet told him of what grew inside.
By a single parent their daughter was reared;
Without a goodbye, he simply disappeared.

She wakes to a reminder of their unbridled lust,
in the face of their daughter who is in her trust.
Buried deep in regret you can often find her;
Of their unbridled lust, she wakes to a reminder.

The daughter now knows why her mother cries;
Why emptiness was always in her eyes.
For a ghost who hovers where a past wind blows - 
Why her mother cries, the daughter now knows.

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  1. Date: 3/23/2014 8:40:00 PM
    Makes you wish you could take away their pain. Very nice write Joe.

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 7:13:00 PM
    Very moving hartfelt poem,Joe. Congrats on your well deserved first place win. Elaine George

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 3:13:00 AM
    Joe congrats on an excellent win....

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 8:46:00 PM
    Joe, if in life you must be alone let it be as you are here in 1st Place.. And well deserved !

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 5:12:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win Joe. This is an excellent read...the whole story told in swap Quatrain...I am glad to be learning from the masters Cheers H

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 12:06:00 PM
    beautifully done. Deserving of top marks. BG

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 11:06:00 AM
    Hi, Joe. Normally sentimental poetry is not the type I score first place to, but when it is done THIS well, I have to stand up and applaud. I have been growing fonder and fonder of your poetry this past year's time. You are very talented with rhyming forms. Congrats on your win. This one reminded me of a movie I'd seen that was very touching.

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 9:42:00 AM
    Very touching, congratulations on your top spot.

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 4:50:00 AM
    Congratulations on a fine win. A beautiful poem, joe

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 4:21:00 AM
    Such a beautiful poem which is well deserving of first place. Really enjoyed reading it. Jan x

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 1:45:00 AM
    Beautifully written and Congratulations on the win Joe... Verlena

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 1:43:00 AM
    sensitive piece, joe.. you deserve a top win!.. 'grads on your award!.. huggs

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 1:06:00 AM
    A great job you have done here,congrats Joe.

  1. Date: 2/20/2014 12:39:00 PM
    I think this is a highly relatable poem. You are expressing many universal sentiments of the human condition. I enjoyed this piece. Well-written and executed; kudos :)