Theodora (Theo) Onken

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Pray For Me Mary - Poem by Theodora (Theo) Onken

Having long felt that respect is earned
i am awakened by disrespect
It's been right before my eyes
But i was blind to it
i have listened to it
But was deaf to it
So many slaps across the face
Never felt;
So much anger and ill will cast my way
But unaware 'til now;
My tear drops are all inside
Waging a war on my body
My broken heart just cannot accept
The truth
For it is much too ugly
My days are numbered
As i am here now
On borrowed time
Each new day-a challenge
As blood and pain
Cast their all too familiar moments
Within me
As i slowly but surely leave this world
But without the love
i mistakenly thought i always had
Yesterday i wasn't ready to leave Father
Today i am
You see - respect is earned
As is love;
None of that resides here for me
i know this TRUTH now
Shattered and way beyond repair
Filled to overflow with despair
My eyes are upon you - NOW - Father
Will you welcome me with open arms?
Or turn away from me too?

Written on September 22,2015
By Theodora Onken (c) Copyright Theodora Onken 2015

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Topic(s) of this poem: life and death

Form: Prose Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

To be included in my book of poetry soon to be finished.

Comments about Pray For Me Mary by Theodora (Theo) Onken

  • (3/12/2016 8:03:00 PM)

    Thank you Seema for reading and commenting. (Report) Reply

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  • Seema Jayaraman (9/22/2015 8:38:00 AM)

    A picture of despair n takes a long time to understand and accept a situation withered of love and loads of trength to accept and decide to move on...well written (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, September 25, 2015

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