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Oh, my brother.. I can see storms causing havoc in your eyes. All you can do is stare, seeking comfort from a tombstone. Beautiful marble cannot reach out to you, nor can it hold your hand. Tell me who will wipe away those sympathetic tears? For I have no sympathy for you. Because I still remember happy tears rolling down her face, as the nurse placed you in her arms. You were held so close, as she kissed your tiny soft cheeks to ease your cries. Like every child, before you called for God, you called for your mother. Yet, you abandoned her... You won't remember, but, You slept so comfortably, oblivious to her pain, as you found solace. You won't recall the sleepless nights, the pangs of hunger, nor her broken heart. As your father, a coward, walked away. Not once did she fail to attend your needs. When you were sick, she sat by your side, soothing your infant cries. Instead of crumbling, her spirit remained strong, in the hope for a beautiful future for her son. I remember how everyday, she awaited your return, cooked your favourite meals and bought you clothes, she could not afford. Whilst, I became invisible.. You had everything a child could need. Through the years, you never noticed her fatigued eyes, nor her wrinkled hands, tired from working so hard to provide for you. You lived your life, without a care. For everything you needed was provided. Yet not once did you listen to a word, she said. You met a girl, became obsessed, and wasted all of mother's savings. Running after materialistic needs. Fancy restaurants, exotic holidays, you thought you were 'living the life.' Not once did you remember mum, ignoring her calls, rarely coming home. But, still she waited in anticipation. You fool! As you laughed, she cried; as you danced, she sat worrying about you. You got married. Where was her invitation? Were you ashamed? Or did she have no money for you? Your ignorance became your curse, as you lost all respect. But still it broke her heart. Now you stand here, staring at her name, engraved on marble stone. Your tears water flowers of regret. No point muttering mother's lullabies, as you call her name, disguised under deep sighs.. Who will ask now: "Son when are you coming home?" Who will replace her scent? Never will you taste food cooked by such compassionate hands. Never will you be able to see the love in her eyes. Never will you feel the warmth of her arms, nor the love of a mother's kiss. Turn your head in shame and walk away. Mum is in heaven now, free from your torment.. Simple Musing 14 September 2017 Silent One Example for Poems that paint a picture 2

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Date: 10/23/2017 11:55:00 AM
The sad guilt and pain of an understanding realized too late. Unable to ease the pain now, reality weighs heavy. A very moving write Silent One!
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Date: 10/21/2017 4:48:00 PM
Oh my, so very moving and so very sad. A poignant read, gripping. If you have experienced such immense sorrows, all my empathy is sent to you. I was so blessed to have good-hearted brothers. The complete opposite of what you have experienced. Be strong my dear. Life is not very easy at times.
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Date: 10/21/2017 1:12:00 AM
You've touched my heart.
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Date: 9/28/2017 3:36:00 PM
You have touched this old man's heart! Real men don't weep, do they??? EXCELLENT WRITE dear friend!!!
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Date: 9/21/2017 6:12:00 PM
This write hurts my heart with truth...as one of my sons has gone on that same regretful path. Thank God for my other son. I still have hope the wayward one will return to me someday but I doubt it. He'll never know how much it hurts me that he has "disappeared" from my life. Wonderful write, #1. It's like you got inside my head/heart.
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Date: 9/19/2017 8:07:00 PM
Oh..Silent one I found this poem to be sad as I was reading. I had tears in my eyes. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 9/18/2017 1:47:00 AM
Shedding tears for Mom happen mostly late. Emotion expressed in your poem came up so touchy only possible,penned by you. Best Wishes alwayS
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Date: 9/17/2017 9:25:00 PM
Sad beautiful write Silent...no issues here with replies, always enjoy your reads...thank you for the challenging inspiration :)
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Date: 9/17/2017 12:34:00 PM
Before you callled to God; you callled to mother but still left her... Emotionally moved into sadness . Really to late for tears.
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Date: 9/16/2017 8:19:00 PM
A sadly emotive, creative write alive with imagery of love, devotion, guilt and jealousy of the invisible son... Well done and intriguing from start to finish. I truly enjoyed your poem tonight Silent One!
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Date: 9/16/2017 8:14:00 PM
Wow! A sorrowful tale, beautifully written. So much in there for reflection. Well done. Regards, Craig
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Date: 9/16/2017 3:33:00 PM
I can say nothing that would add to this sorrowful tale except well done.
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Date: 9/16/2017 8:44:00 AM
I wrote my comment on this superb poem yesterday but I don't find it as I am reading it in FB ... Strange ... Anyway ... An excellent unfolding of a realistic story ... Will read it again ...
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Date: 9/16/2017 2:18:00 AM
A well-written and poignant piece, SO, full of regret and missed opportunities. Great example for your contest. Regards, John.
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Date: 9/15/2017 11:01:00 AM
Exquisite musing this broken heart masterpiece be, SO. Such a sad, tragic rendering, yet told w/furious grace and an arc of atonement that spotlights every hidden personal place. Pure poetry my friend. Love and peace.
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Date: 9/14/2017 10:12:00 PM
This one tore me up inside. I'm calling my mother now. Truly wonderful, thought provoking x
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Date: 9/14/2017 9:04:00 PM
Incredible write, Silent One, you reminded of a person that took advantage of her mom and I feel she even caused her death .. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 9/14/2017 8:04:00 PM
My goodness, Silent One. I never would have come up with such a story just by seeing that picture. VERY original take on it!! Once again, I hope I can be as creative myself with this picture, but it's doubtful!!
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Date: 9/14/2017 3:38:00 PM
S.O, this is a riveting work that was scribed from the depths of the heart... beautiful! i have issues with my "post comments box" on my page.. awhhh!... huggs
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Date: 9/14/2017 12:20:00 PM
There seems to be issues replying to comments. Thank you forr all your great feedback.
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Date: 9/14/2017 10:12:00 AM
Wow... I would swear you know that wayward son... I enjoyed your write thou it hurts to know what love has to endure... Good afternoon to you
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Date: 9/14/2017 12:18:00 PM
I know many like this... Thank you
Date: 9/14/2017 9:00:00 AM
No more condemning indictment before the heavenly tribunal than this for an ungrateful and selfish son who never appreciated and honored God's ambassador of love on earth: his mother and every mother! Glorious writing my friend silent one! Thank God you do not remain Silent! After this poem you should change your name my friend to "Vociferous One!"
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Date: 9/14/2017 7:38:00 AM
This was deep and touching, Silent One, sad to see children not giving honour to their own parents when they are alive, excellent musings:)
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Date: 9/14/2017 7:33:00 AM
You paint a guilted picture, my Silent friend... an excellent example for your simple musing lol...^WW^
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Date: 9/14/2017 7:28:00 AM
A well written poem of a mothers love...Its so emotional. Some people don't recognize or appreciate what some parents are all about, or how lucky they were to have a loving mother. Makes you think though...Good write Silent one:)
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