small stones – March 2, 2016

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“What has not been loved within you,
this is what creates your pain.”
– Maitreya

You pushed, pushed, pushed
me away, ’til I knew you not
not the love
of mother for child
nor the comfort of your heart
not your embrace
or gentle touch
abandoned
left for naught
This is my pain, Mother

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12 thoughts on “small stones – March 2, 2016

  1. dvaal says:

    This is the pain of so many children I represent in foster care. Painful to read.
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  2. I know all about mom issues…❤️

  3. Soul Gifts says:

    This is very stark, as is the image. Maitreya’s quote is perfect for your poem 🙂

    • Lori Carlson says:

      Thanks, Raili.. yeah, I guess I still have some mommy issues to work out.. read that quote on Twitter this morning and knew it would be my small stone for the day.

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