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April PAD Challenge — Day Nineteen

April 19, 2015

Prompt: write an “authority” poem

The Waning of Authority
(senryu series)

I know things you don’t
hold dominion over life
I am a mother

thrice birthed from my womb
these yougins will know respect
I am their mother

highly educated
their roots will run deep with me
I am still mother

children of their own
they have only time for them
no longer mother

I know things you don’t
no one listens to me now
I, just grandmother

©April 2015, Lori Carlson

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