Joseph T. Renaldi

(Frackville, Pennsylvania)

A Grieving Mother


Now - our home is extremely lonesome
Since my son went away.
Although the sun is shining,
The sky seems dull and gray.
The room that he once occupied
And tended with diligent care,
Has sort of lost its luster,
But the remnants of his youth are still there.

During his formative years and more
He'd been living at my side.
I can see him standing near me,
My heart filled with the utmost pride.
Seemed as if some timid apparition
Had come strolling toward me,
And I clasped it close and hugged it,
Elated and proud as I could be.

Oh, the sound of his voice and laughter,
Oh, the sparkle in his eyes,
Full of joy, eagerness, and confidence,
How those youth years went slipping by?
Somehow - the thought of his demise
Never came to him or me.
I always prayed for his safety in a war
In a land far across the sea.

So, I know amid the realm of our community,
Of our household so thoughtful and fair,
My son's soul is beckoning me,
I can hear it everywhere,
In the stillness and in the darkness,
As about the house I roam,
The melancholy voice is always the same,
' I'm coming mom, I'm coming home.'

Submitted: Friday, December 17, 2004
Edited: Friday, August 19, 2005

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: mom, son, laughter, home, pride, war, house, joy, lost, sea, mother, sky, sun

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Grieving Mother by Joseph T. Renaldi )

Enter the verification code :

  • Ruby Root (8/2/2006 3:26:00 PM)

    Hi Joseph, This hit my heart. It reminded me of my own mothers grief. She would go to the window when a motorcycle would pass the house. She was waiting for my bother to return. Excellent Poem Joseph. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 74 Points Ernestine Northover (9/22/2005 3:22:00 PM)

    I feel so sad for you if this is a true story. It's a beautifully written poem and very moving. Thank you. Sincerely Ernestine Northover (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Treat Me Right, Katherine Nordhaus
  2. A Call to the MinuteMen, Michael Stevens
  3. Romeos morning serenade climb, Mark Heathcote
  4. Screamers, Lev Brekhman
  5. Bitter lament, Lev Brekhman
  6. Breakheart solo, Lev Brekhman
  7. Pygmalion, Lev Brekhman
  8. Be ready, Lev Brekhman
  9. The clock, Lev Brekhman
  10. In clover, Lev Brekhman

Poem of the Day

poet Charles Stuart Calverley

He stood, a worn-out City clerk —
Who'd toil'd, and seen no holiday,
For forty years from dawn to dark —
Alone beside Caermarthen Bay.
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]