Poem: Making the Call

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2011 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day10, 10 Nov 2011.  Topic: different perspective

Making the Call

Two years ago, tonight, over the phone
my mother immortalized these words for me:
“We’re not going to be morose about this.”
I know what it’s like to receive the news
but hadn’t considered her perspective.

Picking up the phone, dialing the number
waiting for it to be answered, “Hey, mom.”
“We’re not going to be morose about this.”
The strength, the courage, it must have taken
calmly to tell your son you are dying.

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2 thoughts on “Poem: Making the Call

  1. redwheelbarrow1957 November 10, 2011 / 12:21

    clean. precise and the emotion is all there.

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