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March 02, 2011


Cloaked Monk

So sad. I want all the sons to stay.

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one's lost is heavy on the heart...


sad, yet very poetic words..
enjoyed the word flow very much..

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Fabulous last three lines. Too many sons are being lost here too. And all around the world on all sides. Thank you. *Bows*


It oozed with sadness but can I ask if you are painting a picture of a pregnant lady whose friend's son has departed from this world?

Thanks in advance! My entrance into the poetry world and I am keen to really explore more behind the meanings...

Julie Jordan Scott

Wow, Clarice. I adore the question. For me the poem is about the reader as much as the writer. And yes, the words certainly could be about a person who is physically pregnant... the comforter and wrapping the legs and looking into the future definitely paint an image of pregnancy.

The other concept would be "pregnant" as a metaphor for overall expectation.

I love your deep exploration. THANK YOU for asking the question... makes me dive into it more deeply. This is such a short poem, I love that it had enough ooomph for such an impact.


As in usual expectations from every mother towards her son but the son growing up and failing to meet up to expectations? As such, the writer tries not to build up such a expectation during the pregnancy period?

Sorry - I was quite fascinated by such a picture that I couldnt help with my questions..:p

Mia lombardi

So sad. :(


poignant and sad.


There could be nothing sadder than a son gone. Depression keeps us under the covers.

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