Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Dear Mother,

I used to write of the losses of the womb-
you let me leave although I was not ready
You knew that
but you closed your eyes and pushed

Then when I was struggling all alone
you ran to me, holding me with your eyes
I knew you wanted to keep me always
but you closed your eyes and pushed

There is a babe floundering at my feet
I can't let her go yet,
can I ?
I need to hold her with my eyes and feel her in my arms

then she will be ready

6 comments:

Poetry by Kai said...

beautiful carol..i could only relate to it......

i always like writing mother poems.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

This is beautiful!!!

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Very beautiful and meaningful.
Thanks for stopping by.

Anonymous said...

Carol - Very moving. Glad you're back!

TNChick said...

I was going to ask if you wrote that -but I assume you did. Very nice.

Aurora said...

This is fantastic!