Some Mothers’ Hearts Have Stopped by Jamie Dedes

Some mothers’ children stare unseeing
No sweet, wet baby kisses from blistered lips,

. . . . songs unsung

No wedding portraits to dust and treasure
No graduations or trips to the sea

. . . . just their bodies to bury

crushed
beaten
stilled

by the engine of nihilism

Limbs cracked and broken, bellies torn
Faces purpled, hearts stopped

Hearts stopped …
. . . . hearts stopped

Some mothers’ hearts have stopped

some-mothers

 

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3 thoughts on “Some Mothers’ Hearts Have Stopped by Jamie Dedes

  1. In a barrage of words of outrage this poem jumps out with simple truth. It’s not just the dead who are broken by conflict. Effective and affecting stuff.

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