2:32 a.m.

the telephone rang
so loud and so shrill
the pain it brought with it
lives with me still
while I was sleeping
alone in my bed
my brother said two words
that I’d come to dread
“she’s gone”
my heart stood still
a sharp intake of breath
oh no please don’t tell me
of our mother’s death
did you hear me, are you there
I heard him say
I couldn’t take it in
not right away
I’m sorry honey, are you o.k.?
no, I never will be
after today
she’s gone
she’s gone
she’s gone
a year and a half haven’t reduced the pain
the tears on my pillow
still do remain
and there’s nowhere to go
and nowhere to hide
I can’t escape the sorrow
the hurting inside
how many things
I wish I could say
to the one that I loved
who’s lost to me today
they ring in my ears
two words changed my life
searing my mind and soul
like the blade of a knife
she’s gone
she’s gone
she’s gone

2:32 a.m.

cmom

Joined January 2008

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