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Kings of Time and Space
Ode to a Norwegian mother.
How did you get to be so strong?
I shake my head in disbelief
At how she carries gold and grief
All day; all night-time long.
A silver crown upon her hair;
Those strands of grey now shine.
They speak of struggles; mother's
Fears. I wish that hers were mine.
I ask her: "Share that weight with me.
I know your legs are worn and sore."
But men have tried and failed before;
She says: "It's mine, just leave it be."
She'll pick the sun down from the
Skies. She'll sing until the ocean cries.
She'll shift the planets all at once,
To clear a path for her two sons
To rise as Kings of Time and Space,
And guide this place from guilt to
Grace. She raises them to save the day.
I say: Let's not get in their way.
Joel M Frye
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