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Poetry from within

Breaking Point

She goes about her daily life

Acting ‘normal’ for a while

Those round her oblivious of the façade

That hides the pain behind her smile

No one will ever realise

The hurt she feels inside

Or how many endless tears

She silently has cried

The tears are for her soldier

Whom she loves so very much

But there’s a distance that is growing

She feels she’s losing touch

This distance makes her feel

That as a mother she has failed

Her guilt becomes her pain

As his silence now prevails

As his mother she will be there

He only needs to say

But instead he just stays silent

Turns his mother’s love away

She can see her soldier’s hurting

But in her, he won’t confide

Maybe he doesn’t trust her

Or is it just his manly pride

She’s almost close to breaking point

For she’s feels she’s lost her son

But somewhere inside that soldier

Is a man who need’s his mum

Michaela Turner