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I Still Cry Mommy
by Rodney Evan Bohen
Friday, April 18, 2003

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Tribute to Esther Effie Bohen, poetess and mother. Birthday.. April 19th
Miss ya Mom.....

I Still Cry Mommy

hurt myself
the other day
I cried mommy
captured instantly
by words
not heard for years
only in hard
pain
did such
words ever ring
yes childhood
through adulthood
the cry never left
not invoked in
small things
nor little pain
I've known
yet yes
in the sharp pain
the moan
I have known
few will confess
I yet revel
in the traced maternal
covering
still cloaking me
canopy cascading
yes eternally
first words I spilled
when pain touched
my youth
was yes
mommy
I cry mommy rarely
grown man to full
though quite taken
with the
mystery
of the words remembered
of soul
quite enchanted
by the console
the words still drape
in balm
yea
all who have known
fast sudden grip of pain
know well
the words that fall
are one of the same
yes mommy
'tis a rare call I know
yet a cry still caught
by man's ear
mommy
mine flew away
yet communion
still rides
upon the cry
mommy
each time the words
find flight
mommy
I'm stabbed deep
please
make it go way...

Rodney

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Reviewed by Melissa Rives 5/11/2003
A most exquisite tribute to Mommy, so glad I chanced to read it this Mother's Day. Beautiful, soul-felt write!
Reviewed by coni lea harris (Reader) 4/21/2003
I miss my adopted mom, that raised me, more than I ever will my bio. mom,,,it's just sad, that my mother did not have a happy childhood, so that she could have passed on happiness,,,but she still did pretty good, considering what and who she had to work and deal with,,,,excellent, and very deep hearted write,,,
Reviewed by William Bonilla 4/19/2003
Men are born to cry, tears never stop flowing,
Excellent write, Rod

William
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 4/19/2003
Yes, Rodney, nothing wrong with tears. You still love Mommie and need her. bill
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