Mother



Last breath
I was there,
a slight breeze
of disease
in the air.

First breath
you were there,
a smile of
joy for your
baby boy.

It takes such
a long time to
grow up,
and such a
short time
to grow old

      doesn't it?

About this poem

I was with my mother the moment she died and this poem reflects the thoughts I had at that moment.

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Written on July 01, 2023

Submitted by on July 23, 2023

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Scheme ABCCB ABXXX XXXXXX
Characters 225
Words 57
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 5, 5, 6

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  • JoeStrickland
    Beautifully written
    LikeReply9 months ago
  • CLC
    Simple and poignant
    LikeReply9 months ago

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