I stood beneath her outstretched arms
looking up in awe
at gnarled joints –
signifying the strength of her determination
to go on…
despite all harsh conditions
She fought to endure
Unyielding, lofty –
season after persistent season.
Reaching toward the heavens,
I am her child.
I still call her sacred.
my mom, nurturer
belonging to her was bliss
deceptive tough shell
get closer and inspect her
soft spot on inside
the cancer took her
she was never crabby though
out of body now
© 2013 jody love
I’ve got a few things going on this week, which I hope blended together in harmony. First, I’ve committed to writing a poetic post each day for NaPoWriMo.
Secondly, during the first part of the month of April, I’m trying to participate in Carpe Diem, whose prompts focus on The Zodiac. The April 1st prompt was simply on The Zodiac, in general. April 6th’s prompt takes us further into the Zodiac to – Cancer (the crab).
My mother is the only Cancer I can think of with whom I have ever been close, and that was for but a short-lived time – but it was glorious while it lasted!
With that last important piece of information, when I saw the image prompt this week for Friday Fictioneers, it all fit well together in my head (which, admittedly, can be a very strange-fitting puzzle – I believe it was but a couple of days of ago in which I received a comment that my blog site was something akin to a Rubik’s cube).
- Carpe Diem Haiku: Gemini (the twins) (humantriumphant.wordpress.com)
- Story of Taurus: A Full of Bull Tale told in haiku (humantriumphant.wordpress.com)
- Carpe Diem Haiku: Aries (Zodiac 1: the ram) (humantriumphant.wordpress.com)
- Carpe Diem Haiku: Haru Higan (spring equinox) (humantriumphant.wordpress.com)
- Carpe Diem Haiku: What month has a red herring in it? (humantriumphant.wordpress.com)