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Poem of the Day For : 12/02/2015

Category: Family Poems
Subcategory: Hard Times Poems

Votes: 139
Rating: 4.44

My mum helped my brother through his fight with a brain tumour over 18 yrs. When he did pass, she felt life wasn't worth living without him and went into a spiraling depression. No one knew what to say to her other than the usual things to support someone you love. So I thought I'd try to write what she was feeling and gave it to her to let her know I understood.

Traffic Light

© Linda Grantham,

This traffic light inside my head
Is always green and never red.
My thoughts, my dreams, and all my fears
They all speed past my listening ears.

I close my eyes to block it out
But inside my head they rush about.
I take a breath to slow it down
But upon my face appears a frown.

My heart beats fast
But my breathing slows.
I breathe in life
Then out it goes.

My body's numb
Yet I feel my tears.
I've lost count of the days
The months and the years.

This traffic light
Inside my head.....
I'm scared of the day
When it turns red.

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