A Mother’s Fight

My arms crush you with Zeus’s strength, and yet it’s but a fleeting touch.
Swirling hurricane winds would fail to rip me away.
Unearthly is this force pulling me to you.

Trembling lips wrap you with iron love, attempting to protect as much.
No fearsome beast could stand to meet my burning eyes.
How weak my arms feel flailing to catch you.

I scream, see fire, claw at the pain.
I sigh, tears fall, it starts again.

Bring on the fight, however long it may be.
A mighty force stands by your side,
For eternity.

Copyright 2013 Carrie Mamantov

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