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Mother's Call, and Daughter's Answer

November 25, 2011
By poetic.eyes PLATINUM, Everson, Washington
poetic.eyes PLATINUM, Everson, Washington
23 articles 3 photos 198 comments

Favorite Quote:

Mother’s Call

My daughter, my daughter why did you run to

The prince in his palace with ambers and rubies;

His golden ring glistening in the sun?

My daughter, my daughter what did you find there

By the prince’s side other then guards in helmets;

With sparkling lances and chain-mail?

My daughter, my daughter where did you find

The prince in white furs and silk gowns;

Of purple and red with more jewels like jade surrounding his neck?

My daughter, my daughter how did you get

To the prince and his castle in a carriage of gold, that was sent by him;

Or did you walk for thousands of hours with no hide on your feet?

My daughter, my daughter when did you go

To the beautiful prince, maybe out at the sea-side;

Did you leave right in front of my eyes, or was I away?

My daughter, my daughter who did you go with

To the prince on his throne served my maidens with platters;

Did you go with the postman, or did you take the journey all alone?

Daughter’s Answer

My mother, my mother don’t weep one more tear.

Your theories are lovely, and I wish they were real!

My body is buried in a flower meadow

out where I used to play and sing;

But still I hear every all that pushes from inside you.

My soul is carried every place you go.

The author's comments:
Please tell me what you think!

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This article has 4 comments.

Mystiecub said...
on Jan. 14 2012 at 8:30 am
Lovely poem; I liked how you make the emotions of both people easy to recognise.

on Dec. 3 2011 at 1:20 pm
ReadWriteBreathe PLATINUM, Pocatello, Idaho
24 articles 4 photos 114 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You have to consider the possibility that God does not like you" Tyler Durden Fight Club

I love this and the Daughters Answer. I thought it was a twist ending and the words you used were great. I love the last line. Great job

on Nov. 30 2011 at 7:20 pm
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
1 article 0 photos 629 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

Wow,this was a very imaginative and colorful poem. The imagery was amazing! My favorite lines were the first three, great work! I'd give you four stars.

on Nov. 30 2011 at 2:41 am
RoselieaOak SILVER, Antioch, California
8 articles 1 photo 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is impossible with God."

Though I don't quite agree with the daughter's answer, I think this poem is beautifully written. :) Very imaginative.