Saturday, 21 January 2012

reading to my children

my voice catches and tears escape
"mom stop!" they plead
and i remember
the terror of my mother's tears

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lara simmon

2 comments:

Judith Richards Shubert said...

I especially love this. There were other things about my mother that I looked at and feared, but not her tears.

Josephine Faith Gibbs said...

I remember being startled when my children were small to find that I could no longer read stories like the one of baby Moses aloud, just could not get through it, and the children couldn't understand why I was all choked up .