A Mother’s Wish

In this light-less blood-filled room,
my screaming thoughts escape my head,
my stubborn heart’s beating, I wish I was dead.

I wish to smell your innocent scent.
Experts say newborn’s fragrance is like drugs.
I wish to be high on you, even once.

I wish to feel the softness of your skin.
They say your illuminating cover is like silk.
Oh, how soft will your lips be when you taste my milk?

I wish I heard you cry.
They say your wail could tear my ears in two.
I don’t care. I just wish I heard even a coo.

All these wishes could have been true.
If only I was brave enough to carry you.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

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In response to dVerseMeeting the Bar; the Elegy.


Today I’m presenting how to write an elegy. The word is derived from the Greek word elegus which means “song of bereavement.”  An elegy is a poem written to lament the loss of someone or something special to you.  It is a poem of mourning that expresses three stages of grief:  sorrow, admiration and acceptance.  Elegies can be written for a personal loss, a public figure or a particular event.

53 thoughts on “A Mother’s Wish”

      1. Oh don’t be sorry! A poem with so much heartache is supposed to melt a person. And you, my dear, know how to evoke such feelings 🙂 That’s the blessing of a true writer 🙂

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  1. Oh!!! Abortion is what I am guessing here.. Though its not a great decision (may be there was some solid reason) but the regret which is there in her is heart breaking!
    Beautifully penned, tragic and a heart breaking poem this is 😢

    P.S. Yesterday I read all romantic poems here in the blog and today I can see the dark side of you popping its head out!! This side is equally enchanting!! 😀 ❤

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    1. yes my dear! you got it right. it’s abortion. a sad truth it is. And… she might have her reasons. she surely has her back story.
      Yeah… my dark-writer-self is on fire! 😀 😀 😀
      Thank you dear Srivi!

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      1. Yes, I think I do, if you are writing about the same experience I had and it seems to be…XXOO

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