Thursday, January 28, 2016

Sins of the mother -- Bits of Inspiration, Keyhole poem

[click on picture twice for largest view]...
There she lived

There she lived beneath the bells
Had her toys, they brought her meals

Only view was through the star
At first she cried, Mama, come

Mama couldn't come, away
For ten years, away and gone 

She learned of life through the grill
Seeing things no one could dream
Waiting for someone to come
Love her, take her to their home

Someday will come, until then
She'd do her time like her mom

Sins of the mother visit
Daughter in loneliness pays
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 - Photos and Poem Copyright © 2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

 - Linked with Bits of Inspiration ~ Keyhole Imagined By at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads.  You can find links to other poems there.

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At Thursday, January 28, 2016 11:59:00 PM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

Wow! This is a tough look at the reality many live/have lived. Great piece! Thanks so much for writing for the prompt.

At Friday, January 29, 2016 3:39:00 AM, Blogger brudberg said...

So many keys we can only get from our parents... so many possibilities and options lost... and way to many closed doors.

At Friday, January 29, 2016 5:03:00 PM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

I can see that child, looking through the grill, missing her mom.sigh. well done, Jim.

At Friday, January 29, 2016 9:32:00 PM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

A sad story, told with the perfect balance of detail and restraint.

At Saturday, January 30, 2016 7:31:00 AM, Blogger Carol Campbell said...

I love this. More so because my first muse was to write about parents and getting an insight into who they were. Couldn't grasp it. I will someday. Yours is awesome!

At Saturday, January 30, 2016 9:52:00 AM, Blogger Margaret said...

Sometimes doors are meant to be walked through and closed for good. In her case, too late. Very sad.

At Saturday, January 30, 2016 10:11:00 AM, Blogger Outlawyer said...

Oh so sad--I think of those girls kidnapped, but here, maybe just by the church. Really well done, Jim and so sad--agree with Rosemary and Sherry and all--k.

At Saturday, January 30, 2016 12:59:00 PM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

Such a sad sight of life passing before the keyhole.


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