Nothing can describe inside a mothers
head and heart
when a child that she has nurtured
in her warm nest does depart

It may be off to wars cold front
or another unsafe place
so very far away from home
away from loves embrace

The pain that she may suffer
from her loved ones wanton choice
or the cold ravished by others
when her child could have no voice

The empty hole, the darkened chasm
that sits in her mortal mind
impossible for love to fathom
or peace of mind to find