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It's So Unfair
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By Louis Gander
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It's So Unfair

My mom was simply wonderful.
She had a magic touch.
And mother loved my father too.
She loved him very much.
 
I never heard mom say a word
when dad would spend the funds -
though mom had many stressful days
to feed her hungry sons.
 
Recalling often all the ways
that she conceived a meal -
concoctions never mixed before,
ingredients unreal.
 
One bite would be like chewing foam,
the next so leather tough -
while I and brothers sitting there
would have to eat the stuff.
 
But weight upon the shoulders from
abuse is very great.
I think I have much empathy
but how can I relate?
 
I heard the whimpering at times.
I sometimes saw the tears.
It's so unfair to have such love
and then to persevere.
 
So many things are left unsaid.
What more must I explain?
Have I hurt someone like my mom?
Have I caused someone pain?
 
Who loves me more than mom loved dad?
What else is there to know?
How many tears does Christ still shed
because He loves me so?
 
©2018 louis gander


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Submitted: Sunday, April 8, 2018

Last Updated: Sunday, April 8, 2018

About the Poet
Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1954. It's the poem's message that matters- not the poet.


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