Amadai Nicolas

I Heard Her Sighs - Poem by Amadai Nicolas

The loveliest voice I'll never tire of hearing is her own
The kindest voice that has ever talked to me is hers
I so delight in hearing my name when she calls me
But I could never imagine her voice would hurt me that much

Never could I think of burning out hunger hearing her
And I was right, her voice doesn't hurt, no it doesn't
That night, laid besides her, I heard her sighs, her deep sighs
I heard them quietly, as if it was the last time
She talked about her pains, told her sorrows

Like a woman in labor, I saw her struggling
Each word was another burden
Hard to pronounce, and never soon to come
''Take your time mum'', could I say, but no I didn't, I just couldn't
Yet mum kept talking, she had to

For so long she's kept quiet
Years have passed, none to listen

I was there, could not talk, could not cry
Drinking of her words, burning deep inside
Was there anything I could do?
''Listening is enough'', would she have told me
So I listened, listened and I heard
Not her words, I herard her sighs...

Topic(s) of this poem: pain

Poet's Notes about The Poem

My mum told me about her pains, sorrows...

Comments about I Heard Her Sighs by Amadai Nicolas

  • Kim Barney (2/1/2016 12:18:00 PM)

    Brought back memories of my own mother. She passed away at a young age. Please read my poem 'Memories of Mother'. Thanks. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 1, 2016

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