Weeping Women

by Rebecca Bentley   Feb 4, 2014

She's suffocating,
on her knees,
she gasps for breath
pleads to be free.

her arms,
they ache.
her heart,
its heavy.
her path is broke,
her home is empty.

she longs, but most don't have to ask,
when her dreams are burdens to there daily tasks.
she longs for interrupted sleep,
to yield ones cries

instead she weeps..

she's planned
she's hoped
she's dared to dream
she's been deceived by her own body.

standing in the way of herself,
there's no way out, she's cried for help.
some things are just not meant to be
in spite of hope or prayer or dreams.

and even though she finds it hard,
and even though moving on is the hardest part,
she paints a smile on her face,
ready to face another day.

and she will live to chase another dream.

but for now I'll wish this weeping women wasn't me..


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Latest Comments

  • 4 years ago

    by Jorge Luis

    Don't cry...

  • 4 years ago

    by Thandie

    Very sad..but great...well done

  • 4 years ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Keep on writing. This is such a sad write with lots of emotions. I am truly sorry

  • 4 years ago

    by Ingrid de Klerck

    She longs for interrupted sleep,
    to yield ones cries


    Hi Rebecca,

    When I read the above lines, I knew what this is about. If this is about your (unborn) baby, I am truly sorry for your loss.

    All the best and God bless,


    5/5 Ingrid

  • 4 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    You put on a brave face and am sure the strength within you is stronger then you think. The images are saddening yet the end gives a glimmer of hope. Chin up dear!