A Mother As She Weeps

I am mocked for my pain,

as I wait, wait for your return

I waited and waited

and I almost believed I’d wait for eternity

the kind of pain that blew a hole in my heart

the indifference I never imagined I’d feel

but I did.

I longed for a delicate, affectionate daughter

not really by kinship, but I was defeated

defeated for so long

how much longer can a mother like me

lament over a mournful, distance I don’t deserve?

distance not measured by numbers or Mathematics say, kilometers

but by the distance of heart, and distance of soul

I longed dearly as I dip, into a great detailed plunge of yearning

I lost my hope, lost it, almost,

but never.

I cry, in joyful tears

ecstatic, thrilled, blissful

of your return

NaPoWriMo Day 29

1.    https://www.napowrimo.net/day-twenty-nine-7/

2.    For Val’s NPM scavenger hunt prompt #12 – Use the following words in a poem: delicate, daughter, detail, defeated, daily, and dip. 


  1. Sadje says:

    I’m glad your poem has a happy ending.


    1. michnavs says:

      Ah yes, Sadje…moms deserve a happy ending😊😉

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re so right, but sometimes we have to wait for it.


      2. michnavs says:

        That i also agree Sadje..😊

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      3. Sadje says:



  2. utahan15 says:

    my mother was old
    to me she told
    settle down
    and keep quiet!


  3. VJ Knutson says:

    What mothers endure!


    1. michnavs says:

      ah, yes VJ… thank you..

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  4. murisopsis says:

    Yes! This is so bittersweet – the longing and then the return! I know this as a mother. So well done!


    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Val…so glad you like it..😊


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