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  Another Mother's Son (repost)
by jude forese
Monday, May 29, 2006
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All night long she tossed and turned
Sweating with fever
Imaginings filling her mind with despair

Nightmares penetrated
Her heart with doom

Her life ceased to have purpose

That morning she received the news
She always feared
Her son was killed in a car bomb
Gone in a distant instant

Yet his soul still lived
In the womb from which he was born

Her good friend had spent the day with her
Trying to console her storm of lost dreams
But she was missing in a barren desert of anguish and denial

When her friend returned home
She hugged her son
And went to sleep

And when she awoke in the morning
Her son already left for work
His lingering aroma still permeating his room

For this mother it was the scent of life
Yet she felt the longing for another motherís son

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Reviewed by jeanne watson 2/26/2014

As a military mom I can tell you I am deeply moved by your poem and that the scent of a son is so very, very powerful under the circumstances you've written about.

Many blessings,

Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 6/14/2006
You have mastered a most emotional and touching write in a brilliant way. A mother's longing for her child can never be stilled.
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 5/30/2006
...bless you, Jude. Here it is again, one of your most dominant strengths in your writing: you are the possessor of the great Gift, of spiritually climbing into another's heart, then looking out upon the reader, while relating the other's one's truth. Awesome!

love & blessings ~ rhonda
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/30/2006
Well worth reading once more, Robert.
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 5/29/2006
Tis a fact of life, that Women most often grieve for and with other women who have lost Son's or daughers. Men experience this as well, though they may not outwardly show it.
Two little twin toddlers fell into a rainwater tank here in our State last week and drowned, they were two years old. A tragedy. I watched as the parents were shown on TV emerging from the church behind a casket, that they were both placed in together. Words fail to describe the anquish I felt for the parents!
I think that your write expresses that self same emotion in words, a woman would use tears for, and it clearly demonstrates the depth of your soul.
TY Jude
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 5/29/2006
This write is heavy upon my soul...the depth scars this simple heart.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 5/29/2006
I know the pain in the write Jude, as I am a mother who lost a son...
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 5/29/2006
Excellent write Robert...
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/29/2006
So sad, Bob, too much so for me to think too deeply on...I feel for all mothers that lose their sons to war...Ed
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/29/2006
A sad truth is shared within this write that can be felt by all mothers and fathers. Wonderful sharing, thanks for posting this today.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/29/2006
Thanks for the repost, one not easy to forget! Splendid poem!

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 5/29/2006
poignant read
Reviewed by Huda Orfali 5/29/2006
Very touching poem, Jude
heartbreaking to any soul
Thanks for sharing
love and peace
Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 5/29/2006
Jude, this is STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL...!!!!

XXXX dove
Reviewed by Michelle Mills 5/29/2006
Oh how crushing that must have been for the mother. What an amazing write this is. Excellent! Michelle
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/29/2006
Very special write and one so easy to relate to in this crazy terrorist world of hate and anger we live in, it is the mother's and fathers that pay the highest price.
Reviewed by Jane Rodway 5/29/2006
This is so haunting.
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 5/29/2006
Thanks for reposting this on a day when it holds special meaning. A stirring and poignant write Jude. Thanks.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 5/29/2006
Thankfully, even in the death of a loved one, there are the life giving seeds of fond memory and the hope of once again being united.

Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 5/29/2006
ah Jude, how deeply this touched this mother's heart, outstanding and so very powerful.

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/29/2006
Womb-knowledge is strong and sure, and its protective and nurturing instincts unquenchable. Earth's future needs to be in the hands of the creative sowers rather than the devastating reapers who devour everything without even leaving seed to propagate. Gets more Italiano with every reading and this is where the rubber hits the road - when the graffiti on the walls of the backstreets in Noo Joisey is daubed with the fresh blood from killing fields elsewhere, and the woeful moans of the matriarch on the 13th floor echo Rachel's biblical weeping in Ramah. We are every Mother and every Son. Good repost, Jude. TY Kate xx
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 5/29/2006
Heartbreaking and touching, you cut a huge slice from life and serve it up to all who know the scent of family and cannot begin to imagine how starved for their love we would be if they were taken from us. Excellent!!
Take care,
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 5/29/2006
Thank you for all the mother's whose heart calls out from loss and for the families of those who still fight for freedom in this world of chaos.
Reviewed by George Carroll 5/29/2006
A poignant poem on the loss of a loved one in war and how it affects us all.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 5/29/2006
Chilling write, Jude, chilling.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 5/29/2006
This sums up the utter despair and pain of a mother who has lost the only thing of value to her in the world...
Thanks for reposting this beauty..

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  2. morning gesture
  3. A women's day poem
  4. past encounter
  5. I Sprung
  6. The Garden of Death
  7. Watch What You Say
  8. imaginable possibility
  9. Ahhh . . . Thinking About Things
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  17. Drowning....but making it.
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