joe2poetry

Poetry from a Dublin Scientist

Month: October, 2017

Haikus 24/10/17

My wife is in bed

Sick with a blocked nose and cough

Treatment, tea and hugs

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Dangerous spiders

May be found sneaking in our flat

They sure love bathrooms

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Grandmother’s Birthday

She has reached one hundred years

And still going strong

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Mother’s Lament

When you were young

It was simple

I would see your cuts, apply a plaster

and hold you until the tears went away

To me you would go and with me you would find succour

It was simple, the magical powers of a mother´s love

But now,

I see not the cuts, cuts that break into your soul

But I see how the darkness consumes you

I see each and every day how you grow worse and worse

Unable to talk, unable to ask for help

When I try to be close you push me away

Harsh words, cruel sentiments

But false, I can see the pain in your eyes

But there is No simple fix

No plaster, no kiss to take the tears away

Nothing I can do

But see you in your pain

And all I can do is share it

Join your misery in my mother’s lament