A Single Mother Poem by Nassy Fesharaki

A Single Mother

Rating: 5.0


A single mother

Sit, rewind what observed.

Worked with single mother,
Spoke of her mother:
'She was single mother.'

Rewind it once again,
Then, question:
'Is bad luck, behavior? '

Did not ask,
Would never!

But the question remains:
'Who is responsible? '

Like donkey, feet in mud,
Answerless, am stuck!

Possibly,
And maybe,
A social problem,
Demeaner of system!

In my mind,
I see her,
Looking down,
Verify,
See her shoes,
Almost torn…

At dawn she started
And at four departed.

Sitter had promised
To take care of her kid,
A daughter, seven years.

Driving in snow,
Sitter called:
'I will be little late! '

Saw colleague on fire,
She, the single mother,
Ran around like chicken,
Dangling her cut head.

Saw her shoes…

Old, black, pair of boots
With cracks top to sole!

Has snowed,
Drizzles,
Her toenails
Must be wet!

Like trees in desert,
Proud and confident,
Walks around and tries
To walk tall with pride.

Politely, in low voice,
Talk of feet and her size,
In locker I hide my intention.

'It must be her bad luck, '
Writes brush, on my mind.

Words become particles
In the dust and clouds
Mix and fall like drops,
In shape of drizzle…

Whose mistake?
Who is wrong?

Life goes on,
Both of us have pride
Do not beg but work hard.

Vancouver's Broadway
To us is like desert,
A sheikh has many wells.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Unnikrishnan E S 07 December 2021

Part 3) " Has snowed, Drizzles, Her toenails Must be wet! " heart-rending. On the other hand, " Like trees in desert, Proud and confident, Walks around and tries To walk tall with pride.".. speaks volumes of the human nature. Great poem.

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Nassy 27 December 2021

You are so kind and clever that no word from me can tell you how grateful I am.

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Unnikrishnan E S 07 December 2021

Disturbing images: " See her shoes, Almost torn…", " Ran around like chicken, Dangling her cut head.", "

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Unnikrishnan E S 07 December 2021

Part 2. Quite disturbing images:

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Nassy 27 December 2021

Reality is something that we cannot ignore...we are responsible to be honest and vigilant

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Unnikrishnan E S 07 December 2021

Very pensive writing. Poignant and pertinent subject, fantastic poetic treatment. Evidently, the poet is a keen observer and totally humane. Very perturbing poem. Making the readers' eyes moist. Full score and myfav

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Nassy 27 December 2021

A poet, and in fact any artist, is a recorder and a judge that must be honest and aware of the fact. If not aware, must seek the truth.

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