Mother didn't blink

Mother didn't blink

A Poem by Coyote Poetry
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Sometime in a life we must do the correct things to fix a problem.

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                    Mother did not blink
 
(Abuser children and woman is not new.  We must have open eyes and educate to stop the crime. Fear and pain hide in dark corners. It  must come out and children/Woman  must have safe places to go to be safe.)
           
Big  sister came to me.
She was crying.
She told me Stepfather tried to touch her.
 
I got mad.
11 year boy anger can't do very much.
I went and told  my Mother.
 
Mother was cooking.
I went to her.
I told her what happened.
She goes to my sister.
 
My Mother face is frozen.
Her eyes do not blink.
She told me to stay with sister.
She went to the kitchen.
 
I sat with my sister.
She is afraid.
I told her it will be OK.
 
I went to my Mother.
She has the tea pot on the burner. 
She smiled at me..
Gave me a hug.
Kissed my forehead.
 
She told me to go to my room with my sister.
"If I hear a scream.
Stay in the room.
Don't come out."
 
She took the tea pot to my Stepfather.
We heard a scream.
The ambulance came and take my Stepfather to the hospital.
 
He told the police.
It was an accident.
 
He never tried to touch my sister again.
 
Mother smile.
Wrapped her arms around us.
"Whispers no-one will hurt my children."
 
"I will die for you."
 
                    Coyote
                 5 April 2009
                 

© 2011 Coyote Poetry


Author's Note

Coyote Poetry
My mother is a smart and kind woman. Somethings can't be allowed. This happen a long time ago. But the memory of a child is strong.

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This problem is more common than the word common. We as a society across the world tend to ignore and turn the other cheek to abuse of all types. That is how it is enabled to continue. Violence, sex, mental, physical. All of it is unacceptable, yet permitted? There is something that is, sadly, more wrong than the ones committing the crimes... us, society. Thank you for sharing such an important message, as all of your work is.

Posted 10 Years Ago


5 of 5 people found this review constructive.




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Such a sad fact that doesn't seem to change, young children being sexually and physically abused by parents or other family members. I" glad in your story that mother put an end to what the stepfather was doing.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"Sometime in a life we must do the correct things to fix a problem"
I completely agree with you:)
I feel very sad(pause):(:(
after reading this piece..
mother are mother no one can ever take their position...
I love my mom...thanks for sharing it with me

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This happened to my Aunt when my Grandmother remarried. The pain my Aunt suffered as a child because her pleas were ignored.....heart-breaking. Thank you for bringing this topic to light. It must be stopped.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This was a powerful lesson for the abuser. There are some lines you do not cross. Sounds like mother was a exceptionally strong woman. Also, never mess with mother bear.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This hits home for me. Despite my situation, My mother and my brother always stood up for me and protected me against my father. How a man can be so evil and vile I'll never know the answer. I wouldnt wish this sorta of thing on my own worst enemy. Tragic. I'm glad you and your mother stood up for your sister. Great poem.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is sad what happened to your sister.
- a good poem.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is so true, as sad. There are so many women and girl children going through the trauma of abuse, and the hundreds of welfare centers coming up just aren't enough to protect every one of them.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You treated this with the respect it so deserves love...makes the reader feel every emotion within!
To know this happened..well..I am speechless! Words cannot express the feelings I get from this....all I can say is you deliver art in so many poignant tones....just amazing!
xx

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frightening and immoral in the beginning, the story progresses with a caring parent along the lines. The heroine with heated teapot. The victorious ending made me smile. God bless good-hearted mothers and fathers. Powerful write. Thank you.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

nice poem :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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