Jennifer Rothgordt


As She Hung Her Head


But I love him with all my heart, she said.
As she kneaded the dough to make his bread.
When he walked in the door at the end of the day.
The oven light is on is all he'd say.
As she hung her head.

She started a garden on a clear Spring day.
To keep the kids outside, out of his way.
A row of peas in a patch of dirt.
I saw her pain, I felt her hurt.
As she hung her head.

No money for shoes this month, my dear.
The look in her eyes made the message clear!
A light flush on her face spoke her shame.
The money was lost to a drunken card game.
As she hung her head.

We'll be fine, you'll see, she said.
It'll get better soon, Now off to bed.
Dishes need doing, babies need fed.
She looked at the clock, you could feel the dread.
As she hung her head.

Submitted: Friday, January 18, 2013
Edited: Saturday, January 19, 2013
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For my mother, Evelyn

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