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I Understand


Author: Emerging Soul
ASL Info:    48/VERY female/Wisconsin
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Words: 161
Class/Type: Random Thoughts /Serious
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My mother passed away when I was 29 years old...back in December of 1992. I tried to tell myself that I wasn't that close to her...hers was not a life to envy. My parent's marriage was a farce and she a doormat to his verbal and emotional abuse. I fought the same in my own life in recent years with a fierce-ness that I did not know I could possess, in an attempt to aspire to something better...

I wonder sometimes if this is as good as it gets?


I Understand




I saw my mother today
In my daughter's photograph
And in the way I sat in my chair
Stretching out my leg to stretch my calf
The way I always saw her do
As she sat there, reading, at night
All alone at the kitchen table
As I am, here, at my desk
A book in her hand
A keyboard at my fingertips
I feel her here with me
The loneliness that she knew
I didn't want to be like her
Sad and alone
Bleary eyes burning
Lost in another world
So that this one would go away
If only for awhile
Waiting for sleep to become possible
For time somehow crawls in the dark
And yet I find her in me and mine
In subtle manner and thought
And I miss her
In ways I've never let myself feel before
Reaching toward her in my mind
Wishing she were still alive
So that I could tell her
I understand




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  I just loved this poem. How we unconsciosly become like our parents.

I liked the lines
"And I miss her
In ways I've never let myself feel before
Reaching toward her in my mind
Wishing she were still alive
So that I could tell her
I understand"

They really touched me and brought a tear to the eye.

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| Posted on 2008-09-13 00:00:00 | by elephantasia | [ Reply to This ]


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