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Book 11 Page 25

 

She never said a word

 

When I didnít go to college like my mother wanted me to,

she never said a word, but I knew what she thought.

 

When I married the man of my dreams I knew my mother disagreed.

But she never said a word, but it was often written on her face.

 

When my husband and I decided not to have a child, she was bitterly disappointed.

But she never said a word, but I knew it tore her heart.

 

When my mother died last week, she held my hand and looked at me as if she loved me.

But she never said a word, but I knew she did.

 

© Written by Dominic John Gill www.poetry.net.au   dominicj7@poetry.net.au 12/12/99