hi everyone, this is my first post. i am not new to poetry, but i'm new outside of my local community. I didn't even realize there were websites like this for poets! haven't gotten a chance to feel out the board, so if i put anything up out of place, please let me know. here's something sorta lightweight. well... here goes! Mother's Burden BLIND TRUST of babies they mommas and they daddies being abused and bruised beaten black and blue broken-hearted confused love couldn't loosen this lullaby noose dared not tell--could not tell of the abuse undeveloped lips and tongue unable yet to speak to tell a tall tale of the pain of being hungry unloved and weak living the life of hell living a nightmare dream neither heard nor seen— my heart cries. tiny, lifeless body laying in the aftermath of a father's drunken wrath venting frustrations about fatefully unfailing financial burdens hardened his heart heavily, her heart hit the floor as she learned how her nine-month bearing bore her six-month burden became a burden no more.