Emmanuel George Cefai

(12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

Alone in grief, alone in thought, alone


[The Pieta’]

alone in grief, alone in thought, alone
the mother stood, the mother wept,
small, silent, tearless tears at the brim
that never came:
The Pieta’


Around the gloom, around the dark, and hopelessness
She held her son a piece of flesh
Alone in grief, alone in thought she stood
The Pieta’


She saw him hit, she saw him fall, his eyes
She closed herself; hers the last kiss
Hers the last touch, farewell:


Alone in grief, alone in thought she stood
Pieta’

Submitted: Sunday, October 09, 2011

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