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To the Mothers

As apparent
As a parent
I cannot imagine the pain
Or the agony and despair a woman feels
I cannot think of the torment
A mother experiences
When her child is suddenly taken away
 
This is for those who have loved
From conception to birth
From early years into adolescence
Shaping and molding a young mind
A mother makes so many sacrifices
Raising her children
All the while society can be cruel
 
The world may portray an adult
As something else
But through the eyes of a mother -  
A mother sees her child through memories
As a newborn
  cooing in her arms
As a toddler
     holding out their arms
Remembering  
     sleepless nights when the temperature was too high
     laughter and giggles
     kisses and embraces
     eyes that lift-up the spirit
     smiles that still warms the heart
But their senseless deaths rip the soul apart
 
This is for those mothers
Who have had their loves taken away
Who bear a pain no other mother should suffer
Who raise their voices and cry out, NO MORE!
wallyroo92
Author's Note
For the We Real Cool comp
Inspired by Gwendolyn Brooks poem - The Mother
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43309/the-mother-56d2220767a02
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