Analysis of For My Mother Whom I Can't Touch
Rechelle Elizabeth DeMoss 1981 (Lafayette)
When I watch you
Through those crying eyes
Knowing I can't hold you
Or when I hear your voice
On the other end of the line
Knowing you are so near
Yet so far away
Or when I watch the endless hours go by
Wishing you were here
Knowing you can be
Yet wondering why you can't
I stand up
For much hope
I stand up
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|Letters per line (avg)||17|
|Words per line (avg)||5|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||240|
|Words per stanza (avg)||66|
About this poem
I wrote this poem in 10th grade when my parents got divorced. My dad got sole custody of my brother and I and wouldn't allow us to see or talk to our mother so I wrote this for her.
Written on 1996
Submitted by rechellesavoie on January 29, 2023
Modified on March 15, 2023
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