Monday, June 3, 2013

The Art of Leaving



The Art of Leaving
By
Lisa A. Williams


Mom-
Tangled soul of many voices
standing in front of the poor man’s grocery
waiting for a rescue which never came.

Dad and his promises
better tomorrows
free from her illness
destination unknown.


Child in the middle
playing with their promises
weighing each,
finding both were as thin as air.

6 comments:

  1. Reconciling within ourselves what our parents never were, and in reality what they actually were, is tough work. A tough truth for the child finally coming to terms. So well done Lisa, so true!

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    1. So true, Jennifer. Seems to take many years for this acceptance. I really appreciate your visits to my blog and your words of encouragement.

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  2. Whole story in three stanzas...:)

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  3. You showed the difficulty that a child has in figuring things out....as Vandana says, story in 3 stanzas. Well told.

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