April 8, 2015

Prayer of the Single Mother. {Poem}

prayer for single mother

Prayer of the single mother

Another day of wallowing,

Of waking up in tears,

She drives to work by following

The traces of her fears.


Another day of in-between

The worry and the haste,

She travels in a submarine

Beneath a sea of waste.


Another day of compromise,

Of duty hard to bear,

She bears the seeds of paradise

Within her own despair.


When daylight fades inside her nest

To end another day

She holds her children to her chest

And sings the pain away.


Her heart cracks open with a sigh

As she begins to pray,

A single mother’s lullaby

To bless another day.


Relephant Reads:

The Good Mother.

Author: Irina Latis 

Editor: Ashleigh Hitchcock

Photo: Pixoto


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