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A Tattered and Fraying Fabric Revised

Curled up in a comfy chair,
a shoe box filled with years
of captured memories in her lap;
memories of motherhood - so bitter sweet.
Her smile turns down -
the wet of her sadness drips from her face.
The chair gives her no comfort
for the paper images in the box 
screams the truth of what was and what is.
Sadly; her once tightly woven fabric
weaved unconditionally, thread by thread
with bare hands and God's help,
is now...tattered and fraying,
never to be restored to what it once was.
And from this tattered and fraying fabric
is a unique and vital thread missing...
a thread  that can never be replaced. 

So bitter out weighs the sweet.
Captured memories are stored away.
Head in hands she prays....desperately she prays....
that what remains of this fabric can be salvaged.


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  1. Date: 12/20/2014 11:11:00 PM

    Oh No you are not, I write a lot of dark poems, I think that poetry is an outlet, if we express, then we can feel better, and when people read who have gone through the same things, they can relate and feel comfort too. Expressing is always better and win/win, rather than keep things buried inside!! Hugs
  1. Date: 12/20/2014 9:57:00 PM

    Joanmarie I truly feel your pain and loss, if I had a magic wand, the miracles I would surely do, now I was thinking as I read your poems, and they are beautiful even so sad, imagine that if even 1 human soul reads them and thinks, maybe tonight I will not, Maybe I will go on, for they will surely see the pain of the living, and not wish to inflict that, then you see, all your words have such beautiful meaning, and trust me they do, more than you know. Hugs