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Scars Left Behind

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Scars Left Behind

Story of a boy.....

I was to go to bed at 8 that night
When there was firing at the door,
Heard mom gasp,"God save my son."
I had no idea of what was in store.
We ran to the basement and shut it tight,
Mom pointed to the passage where dad hauls in wood
Sternly commanded me to go
While still as stone there she stood.
The sinners banged the door hard,
Through the passage there was just room for me to fit
So I sat down and shook my head,
There was no way that on my mother I'd quit.
She looked at me in the eye and gave me a kiss
And said,"Darling please listen to me,
I love you so very much
As fast as you can, do get to daddy."
'I'll get Dad' I thought and started to crawl,
I had to hurry,the door had almost gave way too
Noticed a sharp thing in the way and stopped,
But mom, in haste pushed me through.
I yelped in pain as iron cut my arm,
But what hurt me more was the door falling with a 'thud'.
Scars on my soul left me nightmares for years to come
Mom's cries and final scream echoing as I ran in the mud.
Fifteen years later, in the same but better town,
I show my arm to my wife and say
"If not for these scars I was left with
I would be with mom today."

-Sadaf Syed

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  1. Date: 2/7/2013 10:57:00 AM

    Sadaf :-) Congratulations with your deep winning poem... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 10:17:00 AM

    Belated Conrats on your top spot Sadaf xx

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 9:31:00 AM

    Sadaf, Congratulations on your first place with in my Scars Left Behind contest. Your poem was deeply heartfelt. Hugs and luv, Gail

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 9:22:00 PM

    This brought tears to my eyes Sadaf, congrats on your special win, and thank you for sharing your heart, among friends here, safe and welcome, love xxx

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 6:56:00 PM

    A very moving piece, sorry for this terrible loss. My heart cry's for you. Well deserved win