The Soul of my Heart

POST 17.4.2016.

Written: Maxima

My childhood did not carry the scent
of blue water nor sweet roses.
It had no scent at all,
it was the scream of a furrowed mothers face.
the battle of distances and hard crust bread
and many mornings without the serenity of sun
to dry the tears of a crying face.

My childhood did not smell of delusions.
Illusions, it was illusory to await something,
the beginning of poetic speech, somehow
awakened the desire to live.
Without it there was nothing,
just sadness and pain.

A mother’s trembling hand caressed my face.
while the other baked bread,
Father, plowing, waving away devils
early, too early in my childhood,
without the scent of oranges,
only the stale winter rain.

In my youth there was nothing beautiful,
only sadness and the wages of pain.

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13 thoughts on “The Soul of my Heart

  1. Jeanne Webster May 9, 2016 at 15:54 Reply

    Striking profound and precious. I commend you for sharing!

  2. quirkyshine April 17, 2016 at 08:51 Reply

    Beautiful… how are you stef? 🙂

  3. Milanka's Fine Food April 17, 2016 at 08:40 Reply

    This poem is beautifully written. I loved it. The emotion & feelings it describes. Thank you.

  4. Maja April 17, 2016 at 07:14 Reply

    very sad, i can not gve a like for this

  5. Tiny April 17, 2016 at 04:17 Reply

    Powerful and sad.

  6. Laine Anne Jensen April 16, 2016 at 22:31 Reply

    Very sad but honest – I feel for you, Maxima, but also your parents. I wonder if their childhoods were harsh as well. You have certainly paid love forward through your poetry. With love, Laine.

  7. The Coastal Crone April 16, 2016 at 21:21 Reply

    A creative look into the past!

  8. D. Wallace Peach April 16, 2016 at 20:10 Reply

    This is beautiful and sad if not for the path to a new life provided by poetry. Loved it.

  9. Gyslaine L. April 16, 2016 at 18:37 Reply

    Beautiful post I like it

  10. anotherday2paradise April 16, 2016 at 18:34 Reply

    So sad.

  11. MySestina April 16, 2016 at 16:57 Reply

    art defined

    • ninja network April 16, 2016 at 17:03 Reply

      Thank u for support & leadership 🌹🌹🌹

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