Freedom from Torture - 'Miles Away': A Mother's Day Poem

'Miles Away': A Mother's Day Poem

This poem, by a former Write to Life member, briefly touches upon the loss some children experience on Mother's Day. It is a testament to the strong bonds that can endure across long distances and the power of imagination.



I can hear my son singing a love song in his room.

My mother is sitting in her chair in the living room and reading a book

And from time to time asking if my son is okay

I don’t know how my son has learned to sing a love song

I entered the living room to translate my son’s song to my mother

Because she doesn’t know English

But there was no one in that chair

Then I realised she was thousands of miles away

So was my mind



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