The Innocent Chain

The Innocent Chain

She was in love with another man

He was to smart for her; he found out

The dark, brooding mood never left him

She’d erased love and replaced it with doubt

Her own mood consumed her, changed who she was

Again the scared, oaf of a girl that she’d been

No longer timid but insane with rage

The man who’d loved her now relentlessly mean

This was a time where women weren’t much

Just a wife, a mother, a servant to men

When he found out another had stolen her heart

She knew she’d never feel love’s touch again

She stared at those eyes, that innocent chain

Eight minutes old, wanting into her soul

Tight-lipped and angry, where was the love?

A new mother but so very cold

She turned away, this innocent babe

That shackled her Mother to her Dad

Just born I’ve already done something wrong

There must be something I’ve done that is bad

The new babe turned in hope once again

To plead her case to her new Mother

Fate had already put the blame on this child

That chained her Mom to Dad not her lover

As a footnote to this poem, I know that it is not cheerfully written as I tend to prefer to write, but it is written from the heart.  Isn’t that where we can find the best of who we are to offer the world even if it seems to be hopeless and sad.

There will be more written about this child and this marriage in time.  Until then, happy reading and may the Lord bless you and keep you & shine His face upon you.

Easter Ellen

I love and appreciate feedback. Feel free to let me know what you think. Bless you lots, Easter Ellen

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