Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Silence

The only hope for a daughter
to silence her mother
is to tear her own tongue
                                       from her head.

For The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads

11 comments:

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Gosh! This poem packs a lot of emotion. Sometimes we can't help but endure and hope for silence (and to some point harmony) to prevail.

Maple said...

We *are* our mommas, for sure. :)

Carrie Van Horn said...

You got that right. Love the utter honesty in this!!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Or her own unbidden admonitions from her mind. :-D

Kim Russell said...

An honest blast of observation!

Brendan MacOdrum said...

And even then, the tongue would turn it into a nightingale who sings all night outside the window.

brudberg said...

And that silence will be even more unbearable...

Susie Clevenger said...

Oh, I speak my mamaisms a lot these days.

Kerry O'Connor said...

A potent statement indeed.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

My daughter silences me all the time. She is fiercer than i am. Lol.

Margaret said...

Ahhh.... I have FOUR daughters - just imagine THAT. 23, 20, 18, 15 I have somehow survived and so have they :)