Black Poetry : visiting Me-Ma

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  1. wildflower7

    wildflower7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i closed the door and started walking down the dirt road
    felt like they were watching asking "where's mommy going?"
    i continued on, graves all around
    flashed back to the day when they lowered her into the ground
    it was so final and i had that raw feeling down deep that
    i wanted to undo this and bring her life back
    but she'd already breathed her last breath
    there was nothing i could do...
    the closer i got to her resting place, the more emotional i became
    and i started crying just like the last day i saw her lifeless face
    when i got there--what do i do now because she can't hear me
    i fidgeted momentarily
    then spoke anyway
    hi Me-Ma... i love you
    i kissed my hand and touched the cold stone
    then stood back to study the dates marking her beginning and her end
    she lay between her husband and her eldest son
    two men i never knew
    i studied their life dates briefly; comparing times and ages
    as the sun got lower in the sky, i turned and walked back
    toward my husband and children waiting for me in the truck...
    i got my face together before i got there so that there would
    be no questions why from my babies
    then it dawned on me, i have my own family
    it's baffling
    we drive away down the familiar country roads home...
    i'll be back.
     
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    GA_Sunshyne Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    seven.


    ...this brought back some melancholy memories.
    & i can relate to that feelin' of not knowin' what
    to say... but they can hear you. :) thank you
    for allowing us to share your "visit"...

    (how's that baby!!?? give him a kiss!!) :)

    itsallLove, chile.

    elayne.
     
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    W7,

    this is a lovely piece.

    blak
     
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    wildflower7 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanks so much 4 tha luv y'all...
    -7 :spinstar:
     
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