Mother Death Poem

A Mother-Son Bond Revealed

I didn't realize I loved my mother until she died. She was very abusive to me as a child, and I felt contempt for her most of my life. I never expected to feel such heart-wrenching pain when she died. Shortly before her death she told me she felt empty her whole life. She was a victim herself of child abuse and wasn't mentally well. Now I just pity her wasted life.

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© more by Douglas J. Olson

Published by Family Friend Poems September 2018 with permission of the Author.

You've gone and left me all alone -
All by myself - can't telephone.

In a world of days gone by,
A grayish gloom completes the sky.

Every day my thoughts are fleeting
As the daylight keeps retreating.

You loved me more than you could show.
I loved you too but didn't know.

I couldn't see through all the years,
But now my eyes are filled with tears
That fall from places far away
When you left me on that day.



Douglas J. Olson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1964 and spent his formative years living in the idyllic Morningside Neighborhood of Edina, Minnesota. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is retired.

Douglas's favorite poem is: "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allen Poe.

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