Elizabeth Russell

Forgiven - Poem by Elizabeth Russell

Eyes bright with tears
Peering down dark depths into my soul
A heart broken by careless comments
Sobs against my breast
Unbearable pity enfolds me
Surrounds my heart
Squeezing, constricting
Words, soothing but glib
Flow easily from my tongue
A mothers platitudes
Masking the overwhelming truth

Tears drying like midmorning dew drops
On satin skin
Such a beautiful face
An innocent smile
Already forgiving
My beautiful

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  • (2/7/2006 9:52:00 AM)

    I know Gypsy is right, that as mothers we feel their pain a thousand times more, because just when we're ready never to forgive, the children are out playing together again. Forgivness is right, because we should learn from our children. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/23/2005 4:25:00 AM)


    You are such an inspiration to me. You describe the love of a mother so well. We will do anything to protect our babies won't we? And when they feel pain I think we feel it a thousand times more. Thanks for sharing this with us.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 23, 2005

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