Metal bird's lament

Metal bird's lament

A Poem by sara

I recently read the book 'milkweed' and there was a scene when they are burying the main characters 'mom' and it was so poignant and beautifuly tragic and yeah...

We are all
a hole for Mama.
My mother, who didn't give birth to me,
Or let me
Call her "mother',
When once I tried.

That doesn't matter now,
For her emaciated
shadow grey
carcass is slowly,
sluggishly being lowered down into her custom made hole.
With her on a wooden board,
Cuz there are coffins no more.

And as her brother, my uncle
Stands on the side with me, her grudgingly adopted son
As my younger sister, her daughter
And her husband, my not grudging father,
Lowers her farther into the dirt
The shrieking metal birds fly
and swoop
and soar overhead
As they begin to lower
Their tribute
Their round black tears,
That explode,
And breathe fire,
As they meet mother eart
For the first, and last time.   

© 2010 sara

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all reviews and criticism's are welcome and appreciated...thank you!

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That is definitely a deep scene, but you do very well. :D


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Added on April 24, 2009
Last Updated on March 10, 2010



clifton, NJ

right these mini bio things always come out awkward on my end so lets get it over with im sara, almost 17 and a highschool senior i love escaping into a good book (or even a semi good book) running .. more..

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