This is an old post of mine from my other long-standing blog heartbeatpoecy
I’ve thought about importing that blog to here as well and closing it, but I’ve decided to let it stand as an artifact of bad poetry.
This was my Mother’s Day post there from 2012.
Every mothers mothers mother’s made mistakes.
Frowns, beatings, disappointments, frozen heartaches.
Emotional shutdowns, fire words,
warring jealousies, cold grudges.
Wounds nursed not just for lifetimes,
blood passed, mother to daughter,
bruises repeated, one to another.
77 times, and 77 times more.
Forgive, forgive, forgive,
clasp hand to breast.
Swallow the poison again and again,
vomit it up,
get rid of the gall.
Spew out the bile on Jesus’
bare, anointed feet.
Wash off with tears,