Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Memory

A child runs, trips, falls
Knees grazed, palms hit asphalt
Bewildered
A moment of silence, then tears
Blood begins to seep
Crying uncontrollably
The world collapses

With a sweeping motion
A woman scoops, lifts and holds
Uninterrupted movement, and the child
Enfolded in her ample breast
Blanketed and comforted, now calm
I am that child
Safe in mothers arms
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Trifecta writing challenge week forty three. The word is ample, the context:
buxom, portly <an ample figure>

9 comments:

  1. This is sweet. I have comforted my sons in a hug countless times, just as my own mother did for me.

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  2. Nice. I liked it that it was something of a twist - that the author is that child.

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  3. Very good. Makes me want to go hug my baby!

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  4. That describes a mother's quick comforting response exactly. Everyone, child, or adult, needs their mom sometimes. Nicely done, Rog.

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  5. I love that suspended moment between the action and the tears in the first stanza; I could feel it so clearly. Lovely piece.

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  6. The captures those childhood feelings of love and dependence very well. Nice job!

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  7. This describes something that happened to me yesterday as the mother. I hope my son remembers the experience with the same warmth. Thanks for linking up!

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