Aftermath of Mistakes by Paulina Mothapo

Paulina Mothapo | Jul 22nd, 2015 | a poem a day challenge, poetry | No Comments

Poem

They tore you from my body
Black, blue and bloody
They, dressed in white,
A common procedure.
I’ll never know if it was the bright lights or tears that blurred my vision.
Blood stained lips, holding back escape and screams
I thought about the severity of my choice
One I made several weeks ago,
Choosing to have you ripped from my belly
Choosing this torture over the one in my chest,
I remember telling your father
His beautiful pale skin becoming paler
An indication, a reflection of our fears in a human face.
Sharp pain. Remorse.
Is it over?
No sweet child.
For bright lights will always remind me of you,
My love
My mistake

Poet Bio

Paulina is an avid reader that lives out her fantasy’s on paper, writing often in pencil. A Bachelor of Arts student that majors in English studies, journalism and Psychology. She spends most of her time chasing after her kittens and dreams.

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