Carol Coventry

Mother

She walks the streets, pushing the smart new pram, talking to herself.
The baby is asleep, but she continues to talk to him.
She comments on everything they pass;
People, dogs, trees, children playing in the park.
People smile at her, stop to look in the pram, pass the time of day.

She trudges the streets, pushing the battered old pram, talking to herself.
The baby has grown, left home, lost contact, but she continues to talk to him.
She mutters comments about everything she passes;
People, dogs, trees, children playing in the park.
People don’t see her, don’t stop, pass by without a word.

Copyright © Carol Coventry 2015

I am Carol Coventry, married, mother of one, administrator, unpublished poet/author (I love writing, but have never submitted anything anywhere before!), living in East Lothian. Blog at http://glennersgirl.wordpress.com.

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One Response to Carol Coventry

  1. A heartbreaking poem! Very poignant.

    marion

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