Thursday, July 14, 2016

No!

“No!

She cannot be
gone!

She is my light,
my food,
my breath.

Without her,
this life will be
a gray, unrelenting
sentence.

She’s still
just a baby,
my baby.

Perhaps, God,
if I held her
strong enough,
close enough,
You would
trade my life
for hers?

I won’t ask
why.

No answer
will suffice.”


Inspired by Käthe Kollwitz, 
"Frau mit totem Kind" (1903)














[Written for http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2016/07/words-count-with-mama-zen.html ]

13 comments:

  1. I think you've written a story for this image that is heartbreaking and appropriate, spare but powerful words. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. These image is so tragic. It was no easy task to write a poem on it, but you have braved the almost impossible and provided an authentic voice for the sorrow.

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  3. This is beyond tragic.. That image touched me deeply... Somehow it made me think of refugees...

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  4. Oh, Mosk. This is outstanding. That was my favorite of all of the pictures, but I just couldn't tackle it.

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  5. Very deep and very touching in its tenderness too. Well done on the inspiration. :)

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  6. I imagery when I read this...felt tragic and deeply touched right in my heart. Heartbreaking and powerful words my friend.


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  7. Fantastic write, Mosk.........you nailed it.

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  8. Well done, B. This is a tragic painting, and you did it justice.

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  9. Your words seep the agony of the painting. How crushing to the soul to lose a child.

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  10. Perfectly shaped. Your words come out of he sad picture... they just flow

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  11. The perfect ekphrastic Buddha; well done

    Much love...

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  12. Straightforward and an arrow to heart--every parent's nightmare.

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  13. Awesome. So full of emotion.

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