BELONG

BELONG

A Poem by Betty Hermelee
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Cycle of life, memories

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BELONG

 

My spirit sinks, a fallen branch

my mother, whose smooth and moist womb

birthed me, all red and wrinkled

at once, cold, dry ashes

I weep for her clear green eyes

thick black hair

thin red lips

ivory complexion

lean. shapely legs

high heels, utopian garb

her laugh, cries, hysterics

bedtime stories, wet kisses on my cheeks

 

All crumpled in my mind, memory

alas, I can only dream

she floats among the clouds

reflections of the moon’s beam

she belongs to the cosmos

Goddess of the stars seeks her company

hence, I can only fancy that she is not alone

only with those who belong

© 2021 Betty Hermelee


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This is so magical. Every meticulous detail you have added compliments each other and the entire poem precisely well! Great work!

Posted 5 Days Ago


Betty Hermelee

4 Days Ago

Thank you for visiting and reviewing my poem.
Best, Betty
dearest Betty... I trust you have heard the Song
"Drops of Jupiter" by the Artist "Train". He
composed the Song for his Mother who passed.
Your Poem reminds me of my own Mother who passed and also of the song "Jupiter in her Hair" by the Artist "Train". gently, Pat

Posted 1 Week Ago


Betty Hermelee

6 Days Ago

Thank you dearest Pat, appreciate it.
Take care, Yours,B.
I would call this a memoir rather than an elegy, for my impression is that the mother's death was not recent. Still, the sentiments expressed reflect those spoken at funerals when family members recall the finest qualities of the deceased. With all of the bitter poems directed at parents on this site, the speaker was fortunate indeed to have had such a mother.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Betty Hermelee

6 Days Ago

Unfortunately this was not my mother....thanks always John for your comments
Best, B.
What an extraordinary beautiful poem. This touched me more than you know. It’s exquisite imagery woven with great heartfelt emotion. Love these lines especially..she belongs to the cosmos..Goddess of the stars seeks her company’ Wonderful tribute.


Posted 1 Week Ago


Betty Hermelee

6 Days Ago

Thank you so much for that lovely review! Always appreciated.
Best, B.
This mummy sounds like a good time girl who lived life to the full.
I think you're right, she'll have plenty of company up above.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Betty Hermelee

6 Days Ago

Unfortunately, she's not my mother....much sweeter!!
Thanks for reading Paul.
Best, B.
Heartbreaking poem. Felt this to the core Betty. Beautifully composed and brimful of sadness. Tear jerker.

Chris

Posted 1 Week Ago


Betty Hermelee

1 Week Ago

Thank you Chris; this was not my mother, wish it were...
Best, B
mine too....perhaps they have met up there!

Posted 1 Week Ago


Betty Hermelee

1 Week Ago

Thanks J... unfortunately, this is not my mother, wish it were....Best, B
The sadness in this poem is heartfelt. The passing of a mother and longing for her care will forever touch the heart.

The words flow upon this page with grace and care.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Betty Hermelee

1 Week Ago

Thanks for the review, K.
Always appreciated
Best, B.
A beautiful and loving tribute to motherhood. From inception to end. And all the captured memories in between. Thank you Betty for sharing this wonderful work. I also adored the image of the baby as well, so perfect.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Betty Hermelee

1 Week Ago

Thanks Carlos
you reviews are so thoughtful and insightful.
Best, B.

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Betty Hermelee
Betty Hermelee

Black Mountain, NC



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My love of poetry resulted from my love of art. As a painter I am able to express myself on a canvas. As a poet my words come from my heart, my moods, sometimes sad, mostly upbeat. I like to use vivid.. more..

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