Carrying you

Carrying you

A Poem by Christi Moon
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Free Verse

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toothless
in yellow pajamas
bouncing, blowing kisses

now you throw words
that blaze third-degree burns
across my chest;
cut more deeply than a scalpel

slamming door statements
spouting forged glory

others who
stood on top of your pain
as though it were
a mountain

to conquer; claimed you
as an evanescent possession

while I held your
torment in fragile
echoes of darkness,

cradled each milestone;
a lottery won

unraveled
your discontents
sacrificed, without
regret

offer every breath
before I let you
feel this aloneness

but
betray the life
that runs through you?

I will not.

© 2011 Christi Moon


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wonderful, wonderful...ah, the pain of a good life

Posted 9 Years Ago


This is so heart touching, the imagery is so beautifully penned of a mother's love toward their child!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


Amazing...painful, insightful, with love easily identified in every line; this poem speaks the truth from a mom's heart that carries the burden of hope like no other.

Beautiful in its own unique way...

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Love this one. Great piece of free verse, very tight now. Who says you can't write free verse? "I will not" is such a strong, defiant closure. Bravo

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

No matter how many times I read this, I remain speechless!

Posted 10 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Wow, I love this, you are masterful at form poetry, this is the first free verse I have read of yours, fantastic imagery, your concise short lines paints so well in words. Excellent work as always Christi! *hug* David

Posted 10 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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