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The Past

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The Past

A migration to escape the past,
Just a mother and her son
Together on a journey that won’t last.

Coming to America, they thought they’d won,
For twelve years the start of a new life
Through sweat and struggle, overcoming the transition.

A mother soon to be a new wife
Contracted a disease so deadly,
She had to undergo the knife.

Leaving her son with a mournful melody
As she ascended that one lonely October morning,
Overwhelmed with bittersweet tears, so sad yet so heavenly.

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  1. Date: 4/13/2012 8:09:00 AM
    This is a beautiful Terza Rima...so real and "sad yet so heavenly"....Marty

  1. Date: 4/13/2012 8:09:00 AM
    This is a beautiful Terza Rima...so real and "sad yet so heavenly"....Marty