Prose - She Suffers In Silence

Born in pain
Living in pain
Dying in pain
Can joy ever be real?
Are you worthy of your mother's fears?
Her tears?
Her loss of self?
Her giving?
Her pain?
Her willingness to die for you?
You only think in terms of self
Can you spare her a moment?
Or must you continue to experiment
With the things she warned about?
Making mistakes because you refuse to be taught

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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

awesome power in such a short poem.

great work Mark.

touches the heart, especially someone who is close to their mother, like me


Nan Mynatt 5 years ago

Beautiful expression, and we all can claim the story as being part of our lives.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Ben - thank you. It's great that you are so close to your mother. I've put my Mom through some trying times but things are good between us now... mainly because I finally grew up.

@Nan - thank you and it is for everyone to consider.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

Mark I want you to take a look at my hub "spark's birth fire's end" someone mentioned your name in a comment on that one


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

You always say what the rest of are only thinking. I grew up when i got to thirty, that's just the way it is, although i did my best with my mother, i know that. Cheers SP brilliant!


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GNelson 5 years ago from Florida

Cool poem. A lot said not a word wasted.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Ben - I looked but I'll comment later today... I am honored to be compared to your work. I have a sense that you are much more of an artist than I will ever be and as you get older you will continue to produce amazing works that will demand a wider audience. For me I am in touch with my feelings and I just try to honestly express them... maybe as we read each others work we will grow and help each other.

@attemptedhumour - thank you. It was a matter of realizing how hard it is to love a child that does not return your gaze as you would wish. Yet she perseveres....

@GNelson - Thank you. This one did not need much embellishing...


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

Wow what a great poem, and you accomplished it in under 75 words....great job


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Cogerson - thank you!


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Teylina 5 years ago

"awesome power" sums it up. Amazing what impact only a few lines can have! Thank you.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Your words, very true.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Both thoughtful and compelling in words that clarify with simplicity. Well done!


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Telina - thank you! I try to maximize each word while simultaneously minimizing the number of words.

@always - thank you for your comment!

@Genna - Thank you. I was feeling bad for my Mom that day...


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arb 5 years ago from oregon

I have found as the years pass, mom and dad are remembered as much in what they said as in the love which spoke it. Beautiful tribute to mothers.


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Str8up Hookups 5 years ago

Beautiful!

Thanks for sharing!

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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Only one word needed; beautiful.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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fucsia 5 years ago

Beautiful words, so true!

You made me think to the love of my mother that many times left me make mistakes and suffered in silence. I think that now she is proud of me.

Thanks


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@arb, Str8up Hookups, Eiddwen and fucsia - thank you, thank you, thank you and thank you! I hope it makes us all think about that poor woman who went through hell because she loved you....

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