Tuesday, 27 October 2015
ON SUDDENLY FEELING THE ABSENCE OF HIS MOTHER, a poem by James L.S. Carter
On Suddenly Feeling the Absence of His Mother
by James L.S.Carter
It hurts to be without her. Happiness
I would've had is dead, and things to share
Are left unform'd while moments of a rare
Poetry fleetingly themselves suppress.
Oh what a dear relationship I miss!
Tears sting my eyes that she's no longer there,
No longer in the orbit of my care
As if of my concern she was remiss
Yet I am glad her suff'ring's at an end;
That I'm the only one to suffer now.
There should be limits to my woes, so how
Can I this sadness mollify and mend?
No other way to ease my grief I know
Than to break down and let the crying flow----
Copyright James L.S. Carter, October 2015, Edinburgh