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Read Write Prompt #16

October 10, 2009

Read Write Prompt #16: It’s Like Deja Vu All Over Again!

Rhea-Kybele – motherhood.

The eyes of a woman, burning with pain
Not yet–or ever–known to human men.
The pain, though, is blurred with the edge of love,
As she waits for her children to be born.

She supports herself when her old man flees.
Two children, now fatherless; they have her.
The pain, though, is blurred with the edge of love;
She will do all she can to keep them safe.

Her children grow, blossoming like flowers,
And soon they are heartbreakers, heartbroken.
The pain, though, is blurred with the edge of love,
And when they need her, she is there for them.

The time comes for them to leave their nest-home;
The mother blinks back tears and kisses them.
The pain, though, is blurred with the edge of love.
They need to do this; and she must let them.

They return, years later, with grandchildren;
Noise once more fills the mother’s lonely house.
The pain, though, is blurred with the edge of love,
And when they leave, the mother turns away.

She grows old, trapped away in her world; she
Is kept away from the children she loves.
The pain, though, is blurred with the edge of love,
And she knows that she has done all she can.

Winter begins to make her thin bones ache;
She moves slowly, lest the pain destroy her.
The pain, though, is blurred with the edge of love;
Her children return, old themselves; she smiles.

In her final days, it is not only
Her lovely children watching over her.
The pain, though, is blurred with the edge of love,
As day turns to night; and she slips away.

The mother of all, Rhea-Kybele,
Meets her in the twilight between the worlds.
The pain, though, is blurred with the edge of love,
As the Mighty Mother kisses her brow.

The mother asks her, “What should I do now?”
Rhea-Kybele smiles. “Be who you are.”
The pain, though, is blurred with the edge of love,
And the mother’s soul can finally rest.

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