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Memories (Written on July 1, 2009)

July 1, 2009
By despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670

I didn't know it would take all day for her to die
That once they pulled the meds
She would really lose her life
I didn't realize, at the time, that she would be

No more
I couldn't comprehend past she wouldn't hurt

I agreed to my elder's decision
To save my mother from pain
I did so because two years of suffering
Were finally taking toll
I stood there by her side
As the peach turned yellow
And the mouth that could no longer utter turned a

Crowded blue
We held water to her lips
To ease the body's shutter
And I stood still all day
A witness of life's damnedest part
As the day turned in
And the moon took place,
I kissed her head and then her mouth
The monitor drew line
I couldn't still myself more
My father held me and carried me to

The car
I could only repeat, no words my spawn
Shock held my breath as I shook my head
I returned to her room,
The sentence brief,
I spotted her smile, a peace at last
She, one who art thou in heaven
I turned to her belongings, laden gifts that remained of her life
Two pictures I requested, ones she had

Colored for her 'Peapod' upon request
I dropped my head and buried myself
As I let loose my sorrows on the drive
My body shuddered
As hers only an hour before
I was hollowed, awaiting sleep to come
Her ghost followed me to my room
Where she bid me goodnight, my mother's final

Embrace and parting of my hair
And then she flew away as I drifted into the moon's slumber

The author's comments:
This is a continuation of the poem my poem "Mommy, Now That..." and I hope that you read them both. Thank you for your time to read these poems and I hope that you, in turn, gain the feeling from them. And, as always, I would love your feedback.

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on Jul. 15 2009 at 5:59 pm
SilverDawn GOLD, Burnaby, Other
10 articles 0 photos 297 comments
aww, those two poems are really good and I'm sure your mommy would've be so happy that you'd write about her. Reading this, especially the first poem, gave me a bit of insight into what it would be like losing a mom. I personally take mine for granted but this made me think. Thanks (: This time your formatting went well, didn't it? x) better than the first one. Less messy. I like how you connected your stanzas by splitting up one idea onto two lines. And i'm sorry about your loss ): keep writing <3