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For My Mother Whom I Can't Touch

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

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.

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Written on 1996

Submitted by rechellesavoie on January 29, 2023

Modified on March 15, 2023

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Scheme abacdefghijKlK
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 310
Words 68
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 14

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