The Samuri's Sword - a Mother's tale

by AngelaLuisaCory   Jun 27, 2017


Why do you rail against the Moon?
Your sword unsheathed
And thus festooned with seeds of grief
All spent too soon..
Why do you rail against the sun?
The sword you drew
When time began.
My blood red tears they know no bounds
They scatter, shimmer on the ground
For you, my son, my Samurai.
They'll glisten as you fall upon
The sword that once protected you
As before within me you once grew
Why do you cut the very boughs
That held and nurtured you till now?
I do not understand you see
Why you would want to be set free

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  • 5 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Beautifully written piece. I think that moon works just as well as sun because the fourth line ends with 'soon' so works either with sun or moon. x

  • 5 months ago

    by AngelaLuisaCory

    Thank you everyone for your kind comments - I wanted to edit 'sun' in the first line for 'moon' - can't seem to find out how to!

  • 5 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    All I will say is that I understand this poem entirely.

  • 5 months ago

    by Em

    All I'm going to say is we my outgrow our mothers laps but definitely not their hearts.

    Em

  • 5 months ago

    by Michael

    Angela,

    Such a lovely rhyming piece, and the Samurai sword a wonderful metaphor
    really enjoyed reading your poem
    well done I say :)

    Michael x

    • 5 months ago

      by mossgirl19

      Ms. Angie, I must agree with Michael. This is great.

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