Robin Bennett

Rookie (December 25th / New Orleans, La USA)

Why Did You Leave Me? - Poem by Robin Bennett

Mom why did you run from me,
Escaping to Heaven,
no less; I found you cold,
frozen, and so very dead.
Screaming alone to
my now terminally ill

Seventy two years and fifteen days-
since your birth, you had enough
of this world. You perished all alone.
I called you that Monday,
knee deep in problems
as usual. No answer.

I packed my burdens,
and came to you
to wash them
away. Instead, I found
the light had faded

I was dead now, too.
You perished in
your bed. I prayed
you were dreaming,
but I was living
a nightmare.

My empty shell, climbed into
bed with you and cried. Before
help came, I was left to pry
your rings from your blue
dead fingers.

Comments about Why Did You Leave Me? by Robin Bennett

  • Kendra Tyler (7/22/2012 11:32:00 AM)

    Love this poem. I can relate to this poem too (Report)Reply

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  • Captain Cur (7/17/2012 6:48:00 PM)

    Loss of someone so dear whom one depends on
    is the most brutal reality of this world. Strong,
    honest poem. Write what you feel and write to heal.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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