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Mother's Bed (from "She Wore Emerald Then")
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  • Artist: Magdalena Ball
  • Length: 0:52 minutes (812.7 KB)
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From a new poetry book by Magdalena Ball and Carolyn Howard-Johnson

In the restless night
when mortality lurks in every shadow
the blanket won’t cover your fear
and morning is a half-forgotten dream
vague and uncertain,
slink into my bed
the pillow holds a mother’s secret
whispered charm
you can sink your head into.

There are no demons here;
no whirlwind of memory and anticipation clouding
only eternal warmth
a shared space
free from the ticking illusion
of time, motion, and change.

Here, where you are always welcome
nothing matters
except this peace
this place
containing every possible now.

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that is beautiful....

thank you for sharing.

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Your Poem, Maggie

Nice choice to include Maggie. Hope people will consider our chapbook for their mom's birthday or Mother's Day. Yes, it's coming! (-:
Carolyn Howard-Johnson
(The poem links are on the left!) (-:

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nice poem