A Mother's Prison
by Linda Slusser
When the decision was made that you would do life,
It cut through me deeply and felt like a knife.
It seemed like a dream when they took you away,
I held back the tears I fight to this day.
My heart began pounding..I felt every beat,
My mind became twisted my thoughts incomplete.
My body was numb and nothing seemed real,
I constantly battle the anguish I feel.
All that I have are memories to caress,
My grief and sorrow are hard to express.
I can not imagine the depth of your pain,
At times I feel I might go insane.
I feel such heartache..it will not let me be,
I am in my own prison till the day you are free.