Unheard – A Sedoka (Sort of)

The deafening sound
of a cry unheard, silenced
‘ere it had a chance at life

Echoes whispering
in a mother’s heart and soul
aching to hear what’s unheard

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2/25/14 Update: Shared this for dVerse Poets Pub Open Link Night today because I haven’t had time to write a new poem for today.

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8 responses to “Unheard – A Sedoka (Sort of)

  1. poignant… makes me think of my friend who is trying desperately to get pregnant.

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  2. This one brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for this amazing write.

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  3. A stillborn sorrow.. so well expressed. I thought that a sedoka should give two viewpoints of the same scene.. and I think you do that turn.. the first scene looks at the mother, and the second is seen from the mothers viewpoint… so I think you meet the bar.

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  4. I’m hearing a (sort of) mother’s regret here…. If my suspicion is correct than I am certain this emotion is even more powerful than a mother’s love…. What a great swath of sadness across the world that such a small (sort’a) sedoka would ponder… powerful poetry…..

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  5. a cry unheard . . . powerful write about an emotive topic.

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  6. that opening stanza…the cry unheard is sad you know…dying before it has a chance….mmm. the heart of a mother hearing it….its hard as a parent to hear…

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