David McLansky

Veteran Poet - 1,602 Points (5/24/1944 / New York City)

Andrew'A Song - Poem by David McLansky

How can I dull this mother’s Ache
Fist pressed against her heart
Clenched as if her Heart would break;
Frail wisdom to impart

Flesh of her flesh
Which had grown inside
After twenty years
Had prematurely
He at his very height;
She in her summer pride;

A child who had won his mother’s smile
With humor and clever guile;
Died with a needle
In his arm
On the floor
Of the bathroom tile.

He knew in the end
His flight from pain
Was a weakness he could
Not contain.

He tried to assuage
Her pictured grief,
Her futile rage;
This shame-filled
Who stole her joy
Her certainty of
He made an effort
To compensate
Her loss;
His impending FATE
He the tempest tossed.

Once their hearts beat together
There hearts formed a chord
That couldn’t be severed
Now she sits on the porch
His Death had bought her
Arguing with him
Against Self-slaughter.

Topic(s) of this poem: love

Comments about Andrew'A Song by David McLansky

  • Elaine Sept (3/15/2015 7:27:00 PM)

    You always bring me into the words David,
    and I feel the poem.
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  • Mantu Mahakul (3/11/2015 6:24:00 AM)

    Wonderful song really shared definitely. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 15, 2015

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