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Trickle Down Affect

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Trickle Down Affect

Mother
You have hovered way to long
soured breath down my back  
I forgave but
never was forgiven
for the late nights with Dad 
sitting by his chair in the parlor, 
you in your bedroom 
eyes wide shut 
Counting the seconds, the minutes 
your iron fist at hand 
a child's lesson
the sting, the bruise 
left to heal alone in my room
crying.

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  1. Date: 8/13/2010 5:35:00 AM
    I am feeling the urge to go back and read poetry from earlier writing of my favorite poets today and this is the one I opened of yours Beverly. I truly enjoyed reading it today and it is one of your best. Love, Carol