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My Mothers Cry

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My Mothers Cry

My mother's cry is a 
long hated diary. 
Loneliness is the 
cause of her nightmares. 

My father was selfish 
with his needs 
but gracious with his wants, 
my mother's anger 
is deflated by her mistakes.


She smiles at the 
soiled sweetness of her 
story, her carelessness is 
distracted from her truth, 
her punishment is her steps 
drifting toward the same door. 

My father's care is
sequestered 
by his lack of loving.
My mother needing his love, 
and my father never willing 
to let it go from his side.

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  1. Date: 12/1/2013 8:11:00 AM
    Love kept inside is like unplanted seeds, but when sown there is a great harvest for all. Lovely, but sad poem. God Bless.D.

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:30:00 PM
    wow Sean, this is deep... this is an extremely impressive poem... sure cuts deep..... xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 3:19:00 PM
    rereading this heartfelt poem..Maybe till you write something new?Its been long since your last post..Charma

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 8:53:00 AM
    Sean, am I wrong or do you live in the shadow of depression? It is a place without honor bereft of joy, displacement in a world that cannot be understood. What is there to exist in a life of silence? Allan

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 10:30:00 PM
    Nothing hits quite as hard as the personal subject matter. I can tell this is something you've lived with for a long time. Great work. -Andy

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 9:41:00 AM
    Hi sean,,,,Great write,,, what a talent...Wow deep rooted words, of truth and saddness I can relate,, thanks for sharing!!! Cherie

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 8:09:00 AM
    Another great poem, sad and lovely

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 4:05:00 AM
    - Sean, this is deep and with many emotions .... tells a lot about your childhood / growing up .... - To read a poem ... is also to read between the lines a bit .... - Between the lines I feel your grief and despair. - You're clever, Sean ..... continue with your work!! - Thanks for the nice comments on my last poem. - Wishing you good luck! - Have a nice day! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 2:53:00 PM
    Well this is another great write Sean ;}

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 8:23:00 AM
    Your poem is packed with heartfelt emotion from the soul.

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 5:42:00 AM
    So profound.Its never too late to be able to share love..These situations which are not rare pains the children so much.Lets keep loving our parents for who they are..Maybe that would help them following our example..Very deep poem

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 11:26:00 AM
    No one that I know has written about this dilemna in a poem as you have...so many of our families are fractured and the circle must be broken! In spite of the past. Annalise

  1. Date: 6/9/2012 6:46:00 AM
    wow,deep,Sean,hoped you helped to wipe her tears

  1. Date: 5/31/2012 5:13:00 AM
    Dogg, this is a burner. I erased my "bastard child", I know looking for his love all to well. Keep them coming!

  1. Date: 7/27/2011 7:47:00 AM
    powerful...thanks for sharing, John