RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Silver Star - 9,104 Points (October 6,1950 / New Jersey)

A Reason For Death


Everywhere I look - everywhere I see - Mom is looking back at me.
Such a total part of my life is gone now.
There is no more reason for my being or doing anything.
I am my only reason now. It's lonely. I feel abandoned.
Even family can't fill this emptiness.
Will it ever end? Will the pain and sorrow always be this acute?
The knowing of her death sears my brain.
It awakens me all hours of the night.
For no reason I just start crying - then I realize I've been thinking of my Mom.
Will I ever have life again?
If so, it will always hold tears for Mom.
I think of all the happy things and times we talked and I cry because I miss them all now.
I can't slide thru life anymore - I have to pick each step carefully.
Life is short, we do our own thing and we die.
Only handfuls of people feel our passing, so I'll make sure they are good people.
People who give my death a reason for having lived.
Everywhere I look - everywhere I see - I am looking back at only me.

Submitted: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Reason For Death by RoseAnn V. Shawiak )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost
  4. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. No Man Is An Island, John Donne

Poem of the Day

poet Richard Lovelace

Tell me not (Sweet) I am unkind,
That from the nunnery
Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind
To war and arms I fly.

True, a new mistress now I chase,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Improve image, hasmukh amathalal
  2. We Can Make it Home, Leah Ayliffe
  3. You've got what I desperately need; so l.., Stanley Collymore
  4. For a lifetime, Cee Bea
  5. A rant, George Dee Vuy
  6. MAN'S GREATEST NEED, Michael P. Johnson
  7. The unknown face, vinit ghosh
  8. Kiss Me Bye, Md. Ziaul Haque
  9. Lust, Love, Hate, Pain, freya busby
  10. ruff draft.., Leila Hadi
[Hata Bildir]