Maternal misconception

You brought life into this world as if you commanded it, 
growing three flowers,from fingertips of apathetic necessity, 
Buds of blossomed babies born into motherless emotion, 
no sunshine, nor shadow, no nectar of sweetness poured forth from you 

How they did sprout majestically, your three seedlings in want, 
in need of  nurturing love,no showers of affection did you tripple  
down their leaves, no essential emotes,instead rainstorms shook so violently, 
thumbprints bruised,impressed on their delicate veins, remembered daily 

Your rock clung to you, shattering under your bearing, 
no resemblance of humanity left, did he bare, but broken, 
a soul to his offspring and family lost, I ask, 
Where is my father, I can not say, he left when all the rains flooded away 

And so no father dear, no mother loving, flowers grasping 
the darkest, dimmest  corridors, climbing through walls of despair, 
individually spurning onwards, away from maternal affliction, 
one grew heavenly, one sprouted tall, another grew troubled and sprouted afar 

Bloomed are the three, roses sewing seedlings of their fruit, ever 
so determined, never to baring resemblance of a misguided mother 
Onwards they strive separately, three flowers in a garden, 
ever growing passionately,pushing, pulling so hesistantly one against the other. 

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About jessienileacai

Irish speaker and artist. I love music, art, languages,literature, history, travel, photography, and comedy. I love Ireland, my heritage, the old ways and the beauty and people of this small island and its surrounding tiny islands
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