The Mother's Fate


The Mother's Fate

I wonder how she sleeps at night
or if her secrets haunt her dreams...
does she hear her daughter whimper
or hear the echo of her screams?

In the courtroom, dour and stoic,
where accusers loom and call...
cold and void of true emotion,
silent glares she offers all.

No one knows what really happened,
none but she can tell the tale.
Deception points to guilt wherever
lies and silence, truth impale.

And now her fate rests with the jury
only God knows what's ahead...
the daughter's soul cries out for justice
as the mother awaits the verdict's stead.

"Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved."

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HattieMattieMae 5 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

Very well done! :)

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

This verse brings out the sad, sad aspect of this story. It is such a shame this little girl died though it may have been an accident and the true crime perpetrated is the attempted cover up. In that case, Casey Anthony likely pays the price for everyone involved though she may not have been witness to the entire story as it played out. It is amazing that the child who has died might be the only person who could or would tell the truth as to what actually happened in this case. You handled it in verse quite well. WB

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Binaya.Ghimire 5 years ago

A nice take on separation and pain.

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La Papillon 5 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

One sweet soul lost forever.

A very thought provoking poem.

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Jean Bakula 5 years ago from New Jersey

Very nice. I can't understand how the jury acquited her. I think they had ample evidence. And the policeman that first went to the swamp was afraid to go in it to find the body, so he got fired. And the chief didn't send anyone else to do it for months. What a bunch of idiots. I like to think our justice system is fair. But people don't feel jury duty is their civic duty anymore, they try to get out of it. So it attracts unintelligent people who are not qualified to make the right decisions. What a travesty.

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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

A great hub.

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

I sincerely thank you all for your read and great comments. What a sad case, but Heaven has a precious angel, and no one can ever hurt her again!

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tillsontitan 5 years ago from New York

Great hub with a sad subject. Told very well with no actual accusations.

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jami l. pereira 5 years ago

Voted up ,awesome and beautiful , brilliant write ! i actually thought i was following you and your work this whole time , i just found out im not , but i fixed it!! yayy! me!! duhhh, pardon my slowness it comes naturally:) (smile)

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

tillsontitan, Thank you! A sad subject, indeed. I appreciate your read and comment!

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

jami, thank you, kindly! I always appreciate your visits and great comments and am thrilled to have you follow...gosh, I better check to make sure I am following you as well! Take care!

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MysteriousOne 5 years ago

That was awesome, did I miss this one? Very sad subject matter though! Thanks for sharing!

Have a Blessed day!


No_Clue 5 years ago

Thank you, MO...wrote this while the jury was still out...still wondering where this goes next! Take care!

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epigramman 5 years ago

...good point by Mr. Brown and as always great writing by you (and your alter ego) ......

lake erie time 7:28pm - with one last dip in the lake before I head out the door to work.

Thinking of you and your family with warm wishes and good thoughts.

No_Clue 5 years ago

Colin, thank you! This travesty happened about an hour from where I live in Florida, and I have followed this case from the start. WE got good news today, My son's biopsy came back negative, which means no more surgery any time soon. Now its on to the radioactive iodine treatment.

We are so relieved...God is good. We can finally breathe...Anyway, thanks for all your support! It means so much! Hugs!

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opusmith 5 years ago

Hi - I joined hubpages 8 mths ago, but cancer prevented me from publishing anything or following anyone. Now, much to the chagrin of my teenage children, I am allowed to stare at a screen without fear of going blind and have been publishing a mix of old and new poetry. That is not the only thing I have been doing. I have started to read through the pages of fellow hubbers and stumbled across this one. Living in the UK the story is often no more than a sad bi line, yet as a mum I have followed it with sad interest. Your poem sums up what most are feeling and I admire you for putting those thoughts into words. That child was so beautiful and innocent of hate yet she fell victim to such a hateful end. I am not religious in any way, but I do believe in another life and I hope that the sweet angel is now with other beautiful children waiting to return to the mortal world.

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

opusmith, It is a pleasure to meet you, and I am most happy you have rejoined the Hubpages community! I will skip on over to your hub and check out your work! My oldest son is currently battling cancer and my heart goes out to anyone who has and is battling for their lives. The story of Caylee Marie Anthony is one that is close to my heart, for I live about an hour from where it all took place. I followed the unfolding of the search and her mother's arrest, and the trial. My heart aches for that little angel, who was too good for this world. We will never know the truth of her death but I do hold her mother responsible, in my heart. I don't want to believe she murdered her child, and suspect it was an accident of some kind and a huge cover-up, flanked by lots of lies, but I can't help but wonder how she sleeps at night. Thank you for your read and thoughtful comment, and again, welcome back!

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opusmith 5 years ago


I am sorry to read about your son but I can see from the passion with which you write and the sadness you feel for the tragic little girl Caylee Marie Anthony, that your son will be surrounded by love. I wish we could know the truth about the deaths of so many innocent children, but whatever happens, the culprit has to live with that for the rest of their lives. I cannot even raise my voice to me two ( never needed to) because if I ever did I would be racked with guilt. So if the person or persons responsible have any humanity then they are already living a life sentence. Thank you for the welcome :-)

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

opusmith, thank you. My son is an incredible man of faith and one of the most tenacious individuals I have ever met. He is a fighter and a huge blessing to me!

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AmaTainted 5 years ago from Texas

it hurts my heart to know a parent could do anything so vile to an innocent child but i cannot hold a conviction against the mother, as our judicial court let he go. if our faiths are correct, we shall all be held accountable for our wrong doings in the end. im afraid this woman will have to wait for her sentence of guilt... however, she suffers.

thank you for the post. it is much like the tribrute to JonBenet Ramsey and the other children who met their fates by Mothers Loving Hands...

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Ama Tainted, thank you for your read and thoughtful comment. I tend to agree. The only thing that makes any sense of this one is the possible involvement of drugs, for people do under the influence what they would never dream of doing in their right minds. What really bothers me about Caylee's case is the fact that her mother walked without any explanation of anything. That I will never understand. I just have to believe that sweet child sits in the lap of Jesus today and her mom will one day account for what happened. Again, thank you.

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Marsha, this one just left me speechless in awe. I read it again and it strikes me no less, very powerful poem!

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tnderhrt23 4 years ago

Thank you, Max. I followed the Casey Anthony trial, is not far from where I live in Florida. I wrote this when the jury was deliberating!

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tnderhrt23 4 years ago

Hahaha! this is why I wrote True Confessions of a tnderhrt with NO Clue! I forget who I am supposed to be when I'm supposed to be them! Having a multiple personality is CONFUSING!!!

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