Shawn L. Bird

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poem- mother December 28, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 3:22 am
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He said

his mother was dead,

because the gulf

between them

was wide with guilt

and jumping it

was beyond

their capability.

She said

her son was lost

because his choices

marooned him

on an island of his own making

and would not let

anyone in.

They said

their journeys

were in opposite directions

but eventually,

on the other side of the world,

they’re bound to intersect.

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11 Responses to “poem- mother”

  1. owoozie Says:

    They would intersect but only if they keep moving…..

  2. Reblogged this on A Call to Witness and commented:
    Very deep thought provoking poem. Don’t let the chasm between yourself and your loved ones, family, or relatives become so vast that the possibility of reconciliation is in the next world. We are called to Forgiveness as God has Forgiven us.

  3. Wow!! Getting ready for church and this poem touches on a subject that has troubled many of us hurt, anger, Forgiveness. One of the decisions in life I’m most grateful for is that my mother and I were able to rebuild our relationship as mother and daughter before she passed away in August 1998. We made the choice to let go of the past allow love to rule and those last three years of her life were a Blessing for both of us.

    Very deep thought provoking poem. We can’t allow the chasm between us and our loved ones, family, or relatives become so vast that the possibility of reconciliation is in the next world. We are called to Forgiveness as God has Forgiven us.

  4. SLB, the sentiments expressed in this poem are brilliant. Well done, Madam. Well done, indeed.

  5. doncarroll Says:

    as an example when one passes away and there is money to be had, often it creates strife and there is never a reconciliation in the family. money is divisive. though the dissention you show in your piece is strong you provide hope at the end.


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