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AND THEN I UNDERSTOOD      

 

She lost her son,

and I was witness

to her anguish

as she wrapped herself

in grief.

I couldn’t help but wonder

if there was an end

to her torment,

as it smothered the spark

that had made

her such a vital person.

Time did see a change,

but she never

got over her loss,

and I failed to understand.

 

Years later

I felt the depth

of her unrelenting pain,

and with it,

came understanding.

I lost my son.

 

2/6/93       Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

 

Won “Distinguished Poet” Award = 7/00

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