Bags stacked high by the garage door
The boy wept loud as tears smacked the floor
“Don’t leave, don’t go. you’re leaving us why?!”
The mom stared blank no words no reply.
She thought for a moment, then opened her lips
“I need time away for a little bit.”
The boy’s mouth dropped, like a ball in a glove
you don’t take breaks from the ones that you love.
The tears continued to flow, like the falls of a brook
Mom was soon gone and the boys hands just shook
He lay there in panic, going insane
“Mom just left, is it I to blame?”
He punched holes in the wall, leaving gashes of blood
Even swearing the name of the big man above.
“Why me what did I ever do?!”
The boy continued the rage but all was still true
Knuckles stained red, blood smeared on his jeans
The tears stopped flowing, he dropped to his knees
He looked to his right, to the kitchen nearby
The glissening sharp knife caught the boy’s eye
His heart soon dropped his pupils spread wide
Death was not the answer the boy knew inside
He jumped up quick, all anger at hault.
“She left, so what.. That’s her damn fault.”
As the day passed by, and emotions became calm
The boy knew that life would go on.
Day’s turned into weeks, then quickly to years
High school was over and college was near.
Life was great, all goals achieved
The boy went through life bound to succeed
There was one day when the mom came back
Ambitions now clear and conscious intact.
She was happy, content, a new person she was
Eager to see the ones she onced loved.
Pulling up to the house, she left five years ago
She stepped out the car with her head hung low
She walked to the door, hesitant to knock
Afraid to see if the family would accept her or not
Before she could think, the door swung wide
The young boy jumped out, hugged her and cried
The mom was baffled and sat there in shock
Five years have passed, grew he had not.
She didn’t care and embraced the hug
feeling complete, content, now happy and loved
She closed her eyes and smiled so calm
“I love you son, ill never again be gone”
Life was now great, realizing what she overlooked
Out came the rest of the family and her head just shook
They gathered around, she was happy alright..
She continued to cry and hugged the boy tight
Tighter and tighter, not letting go
But when she opened her eyes her heart sunk low
The family was gone, no son to embrace
A chipped white wall stood close to her face
She lay there anxious, feeling alone
Caged like bird no place to call home
Curling under the covers, the room calm as a dove
“Never take breaks from the ones that you love.”