Mother's Tears.

D. E. A. F.

Are like scalding hot drops,

of melting metal.

They sear their way through my skin.

I cannot bear the sight of her tears,

So I turn my back and walk away.

And let her cry.

So she drowns her tears.

In Brandy, Vodka, Rum,

And Wine Coolers.

So do I...

I wait


In the darkness

until she is too drunk to notice.

She sleeps.

And I crawl from my hotel room bed.

Into the bathroom

and drink.

The scalding liquid like fire...

Like Mother's tears.

And then I fill it with water,

shake the bottle


she won't notice.

Then I lay down and


To the sobs from my mother's soul.

Though she remains asleep she still


Does she cry because of


Or does she cry for


Or does she simply cry because she


that I have become like her

Drowning my sorrows

In scalding liquid

That tastes of

Mother's Tears.....

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Its about a mother and Child who both drown their demons in the same way.

All that matters is that it makes you FEEL something at least so yead....Enjoy and Comment

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Glim's picture

Reminds me of my ex, how we

Reminds me of my ex, how we hid things from each other. It makes it easier when someone else feels the same

Beavis's picture


Great write! Well crafted & connects.

nightlight1220's picture

I know too well....

I know too well.... wonderfully expressed and eternally felt by all who have mothered another life---be it human, animal, plant.


...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "


running_with_rabbits's picture


I really enjoyed this poem. The transistion of the alcohol to the tears was beautiful. I do feel like useing the different colours for the font takes away from the poems impact a lot. The light blue is hard to read and having different colours almost makes it seem like the setneces are not conected.


Thanks so much for the share

looking forward to seeing more


Much Love


DazedByLife's picture

I'm glad you liked it and I

I'm glad you liked it and I meant to change the colors a long time ago i just never got around to it

running_with_rabbits's picture

:)   keep writing, looking



keep writing, looking forward to seeing more stuff from you

Much Love


allets's picture

I missed the first two lines

Got the transition and it works, but take the time to change the colors - I miss things with these old eyes. Topical and necessary write - intertwining tears and oh say wine coolers and tears like molten metal. What is "yead"? So much here is fab. Look forward to reading more - Allets



DazedByLife's picture

I appreciate your feedback

I appreciate your feedback and am glad that you enjoyed the poem. And it was meant to be "yeah" not yead. I typed the poem from my phone....