Her choice

Her choice

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
"

I am sure I have written of this is some form before, but it's plaguing me

"
Her choice
haunts me
in my dream.
Unimagined
horror
abject cruelty
summoned in
the simple word
"Choose!"
No mother could?
Could she?
Sadly, the answer is yes,
and mothers do it every day.



© 2016 Lyn Anderson


Author's Note

Lyn Anderson
For me, the movie "Sophie's choice" is the ultimate in horror. Sadly, there are times
when mothers must choose, and worse, times when they do for their own selfish
reasons ... My heart breaks for the former, and burns with rage with the latter ...

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I never saw the film but I understand it might be about choosing which of your children to save over another. That would be a mother's absolute nightmare. A few years ago I wrote about a similar situation. A car plunged into a river. The mother was driving, saved her two year old toddler, but didn't have time to return and save her young teenage son in the back of the car. It haunted me. Your excellent poem has brought all those feelings back.

Chris

Posted 2 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

2 Years Ago

It is a terrible thing yes. I had read similar stories during the disasters in Thailand a few years .. read more
Poem and movie both extremely good in my book...

Posted 2 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

2 Years Ago

Well thank you
You are an expert at penning such situations. Loved reading this and I will have to look into this film! :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

6 Years Ago

I am so pleased this piece is leading people to this movie.
What a skillful and well drawn piece of expertly fluid writing. Simply a joy to read

Posted 6 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

6 Years Ago

Thank you for the review.
The poem alone heard my heart play a melancholy tune...haven't seen the film, so shall try to find it xo

Posted 6 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

6 Years Ago

Be prepared to cry, and cry ... Thank you. Leading anyone to this film makes me happy.
that was such a hard movie to watch, especially at the end...

ripped my heart apart.

jacob

Posted 6 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

6 Years Ago

Yes, it does. Anyone who has a heart.
Oh God, one of my old time favorite movies, the brutality of it all just left me speechless. Yes indeed, mothers' heedlessly make these choice without the pressure of the holocaust nipping at their sanity. I can't say more...

Posted 6 Years Ago


Frieda P

6 Years Ago

True, makes one wonder, why others weren't feeling the sheer torture of what was going on, even the .. read more
Frieda P

6 Years Ago

Have you seen the Pianist with Adrien Brody, I adore him.....excellent also.
Lyn Anderson

6 Years Ago

Yes beautiful movie. And he is an interesting actor. I love Spliced

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Added on August 26, 2014
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Tags: horror, holocaust, decision, choice, children, love


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Lyn Anderson
Lyn Anderson

Toronto, Ontario, Canada



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