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Poetry by Anthony



Added 26 April 2000

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This poem is by Anthony


Mother

For once, he sits silenced
and wonders
how so many meaningless words
slip through, unnoticed
and how much breath and air
has been wasted, or fallen
from the tree of knowledge
onto trampled ground
forming a layer of peat
that has become the essence of life
and nobody knows.
They thought that it fell on deaf ears
but She was always
feeling, thinking, listening (- hoping?)
The maternal instinct
Always strongest at the source.
However badly Her children behave
they will always be forgiven.
And for this She will sacrifice
Her own life for us.