The Weeping Mother

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A mother cries so much while seeing her only son being taken into slavery.

Submitted: October 20, 2014

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No, it was not heavy rain,
That was flooding the ground;
Nor was it a source underground,
Or any overflow hard to drain;
No, it wasn’t even a broken dam,
Or a tsunami causing the flood to jam;


No one could really understand,
Such watercourse on a mid dry season;
So everyone began looking for a reason,
A reason strong enough to stand;


Then a woman was seen at the beach,
Waving at a ship as it moved away;
Her tears forming a huge waterway,
The ship vanishing from her reach;
Her son, her only son, was being taken into slavery,
And her grief was so great, greater than any misery.

 

Helder Oliveira
(Helder de Jesus Ferreira de Oliveira)


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