My Mothers Cry

Written by: Sean L Sanders

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.