My Tormenting Ache

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          When I was just a little girl my sister died suddenly,
she was a reckless, energetic, wild girl and ran into the street;
    a truck hit her-  me and my mother stood on the curb screaming,
that day my mother and I were hearts and souls entwined forever.

          Our bond was so strong, few people could understand,
she was not only my Mom, but my best friend, my anchor in life;
     we would sit talking in whispers-  about life, about things,
when she got sick, I tried to do everything to help, to ease her pain.

         But nothing could save her and in her last sigh on earth,
she looked at me and said, "I love you" and was gone, I was shattered;
    the years passed and twice now, I have been near death myself,
and each time, I hear my mother calling my name but I am pulled back.

        I run towards her voice- running towards a place I cannot go,
within me there is a throbbing pain to see my mother again;
    I would give up everything I have to release this aching misery,
oh wishful, wishing to see her face again and hear her voice.

         But my only way would be my own death, oh forbidden,
she would hate that- so I write my aching grief in poetry;
   I lay out my pain in dripping words, my anguish, my agony,
and so I suffer- no one understands this wish that is out of reach.

               at the moment  . . . .

August 2, 2017

Narrative/My Tormenting Ache
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Date: 8/7/2017 9:10:00 AM
Very touching and so sad, Constance, can feel your pain in your words!
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Date: 8/6/2017 8:29:00 PM
wow, Constance. This one surely grabs the heart strings!! Love it and it's very worthy of a win. I know how close you have been to death, so your poetry is very real!!
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Date: 8/2/2017 1:51:00 PM
I have never read a poet who reaches as deeply as you Constance. This is simply beautiful. I wish you the best. -- Dean
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Date: 8/3/2017 11:31:00 AM
Dean thanks for the comment and the beautiful
Date: 8/2/2017 1:14:00 PM
outstanding piece Constance, what great emotions, imagery and insightful words as you tell your heartache that's been with you all of life. thanks for sharing what couldn't be easy to put on paper.
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Date: 8/3/2017 11:30:00 AM
Gordon thanks for visiting my poem and for the nice comment and yes I had a cry after writing the poem
Date: 8/2/2017 11:08:00 AM
Very touching poem, BW and as usual so nicely written ... Any sensitive reader will understand ...
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Date: 8/3/2017 11:26:00 AM
Probir thanks for visiting my poem and for that nice comment
Date: 8/2/2017 10:03:00 AM
I can understand you perfectly, BW. I would wish to see my wife even for one time, but it is not allowed as a chasm separates the living with the departed.
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Date: 8/3/2017 11:25:00 AM
Victor thanks for visiting my poem and for sure you would understand