Motherless

 

A darker reality of Mother’s Day.

 

Motherless

bastard’s lament

undesired

discarded

thrown away

though whole
sound
and useful

no matter

labeled mistake
misbegotten
unfortunate

left behind

alone
by the side
of life’s road

to endure
the harsh weather
of abandonment

tried
convicted
sentenced for life

to suffer confusion
shame

the sorrow
of the unwanted

condemned

guilty only
of the crime
of inconvenience

• • •

rob kistner © 2008

 

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~ by Image&VerseToo on May 13, 2008.

6 Responses to “Motherless”

  1. Wow. This is very powerful. The line breaks, especially the last one, are very effective.

  2. This is powerful – and a terrible reality.

  3. Rob, I wrote something yesterday, which can go with this. Please do read that too. I felt so helpless in that situation.

    child to love?

  4. well said…..

    I was gonna mention Gautami’s post on something similiar but she has already done it!

  5. i love every word you’ve used:) and, sadly, i am sorrowful over the reality of every word you’ve used:(

  6. I am particularly moved by this. Thank you for the invitation to view your work. Still exploring …

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