Monday, 15 April 2013

M is for Mother [A Sonnet] (A-Z Challenge)

I wrote this about 7 years ago but thought I would share it with you as part of the A-Z Challenge. I tried to write it in the form of a Shakespearean sonnet. I'm sure it's nowhere near right, but it means a lot to me nonetheless. Hope you like it.
A Sonnet

Within a crowd I thought I saw your face;
Your Roman nose, your glinting eyes, your skin,
Your gait, a restless memory; a trace,
Of long lost motherhood, my flesh and kin,
As painful memories are lost in love
And longing, to be with you once again
Is all I crave; a moment from above,
A touch, a glance, communion to attain.
A time to heal, a bridge to build and cross
This endless gulf of space and time, and yet
To grasp and hold and feel what I have lost;
To quench my thirst and feelings of regret,
But when you looked into my face I knew;
Your vacant glance told me it was not you.


  1. That's beautiful. Makes me want to show it to my mom.

    Happy A to Z blogging.

  2. Wow, this is awesome man! I don't think I could ever write anything like that. Great addition to the A to Z for sharing with others.

  3. Thanks Jak.

    Hey, P could be for Poetry so now is your chance to give it a go. Write about one of your characters.


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