Jaymie Lanera


Today - Poem by Jaymie Lanera

Today you're in my every thought.
Today, stands out from all the rest.
Today, answers to the past are being sought.
Today my head and heart contest.

I cannot remember the last tear
that fell sadly on your behalf.
The far and invisible distance kept you near.
So when I strayed, the path remained clear.

I never doubted your presence
at my communion or sweet 16 celebration.
But today things aren't making any sense,
Especially your absent face at my college graduation.

I know you'll still see and smile for me,
and they'll asll say, 'Mom's so proud of you.'
I'll digest the empty thoughts of curiosity,
restraining from biting more than I can chew.

But today my tongue has broken free
from the hold of my suppressive bite.
Condemn every tongue into captivity.
Tighten the lock so their mouths shut tight.

Let silence reign over all humanity.
I want quiet all throughout the night,
So my desperation can stir the unlively
and reunite me with my birth right,
which was taken from me as a baby.

I wany YOUR tounge to break the silence!
It's your face I wish welcomed my day!
Just for one real moment of human existence-
You, me and a small conversation before I begin
... another chapter today.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 26, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, January 24, 2011


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