Mother (in memory of Armand 1983-2013)

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Grief is the colour of the sky

Just before the rain.

My friends, your silent tears,

Your faces full of pain.

And I know I cannot comfort you

Nor even see you again.


Loss is the colour of a rainbow

Aching, arching, teary-eyed.

All the things that were, now gone,

So much love you cried.

What can a mother say

To a mother of a son who has died ?


Catherine Broughton is a novelist, an artist and a poet.  Her books are available on Amazon/Kindle worldwide or can be ordered from most leading book stores and libraries.

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Posted on 03/10/2013 by Catherine
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  • Pippa Taylor

    Such a lovely poem, for such a sad story. Poor parents.

  • CatherineBroughton

    Thank you Pippa. I do appreciate your comment. As you say, the parents are the ones who really suffer.

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