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1970 you pushed me out into the world

Second blessing

But was you ready to be

A mother of two

Something else kept

Calling you

A stronger hold

Being a mother not enough

Living two different lives

Why did you not find

Being a mother fulfilling

Wake up and you would be gone

You would just stroll

Back in 

Had not seen you for weeks

Time to clock in

Mother role begins

Didn’t stop me loving you

Craving a fantasy mother

Lived it out in my head

We was close in our own way

When you stayed

Years past

You brought a bad vibe

Into our lives

Things happen

It was time to step up and be a mother

Who was I kidding

Let down again

There was always something


That stopped you being a mother

It is what it is

Time to protect myself from the pain

Time to let go

Live my own life

As I got older 

I stopped blaming you

You was just you

Blessed with my own

Look at things different

Still longing in my heart

For something you couldn’t give

Drifted a part

We was like a strangers

No connection

Even at your end

I could never tell you

The damage you inflicted

In my heart

The ache for what could have been

Should have been

At your funeral

I wrote down my feelings

Buried them with you

Now my words

Will always be with you

shed tears because our

Time ran out


By B Gibson

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This one bleeds tears through the ink... very well done.

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This is good. There are awkward spots in the flow of the poem here and there but the raw emotional power forces the reader onward. Very strong & undeniable.

Joshua Hennen
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Thank you ..very hard poem to write..and share

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