The prayers are sound,
everyone whispers the word of god.
short stares take the place,
Gasping for air,
no one dares to take her breath
Silence is sound and all around eyes witnessed
Daughters and daughters and daughters
with more to come
Surround the mother #1.
The prayer we said and peaceful she left
A breath we could take for our hearts sake.
Sobbing- now is mourning
Being without her is now torturing
I just lost my great-grandmother
the look on her face makes me shudder
mothers love is like no other
Here alone feeling withdrawn
Now all of my mothers’ are gone.
by Khalifah Luciano