Alison Smith

Rookie (22nd February 1957 / Orange, New South Wales, Australia)

Mummy News Cries - Poem by Alison Smith

Mummy don't leave me today.
Mummy he hurts me again and again
Mummy I'm sorry I upset you
Mummy of course I'll go again.

News in the paper of a little girls death
News in the paper of the abuse
News in the paper of a grieving mother
News in the paper of a life gone too soon.

Cries the mother who didn't heed the cry
Cries the mother who failed to hear
Cries the mother who sent her there
Cries the mother for her dead child.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 18, 2008

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