Some Things You Can Never Say

Even if you want to.

 

My friend Lisa wants to

get her words out when she can.

Me too but I know

some things I can never say.

 

In first grade Sandy Tomlinson

said I couldn’t come to her birthday party

because I was Jewish and her mother

didn’t want Jews in their house and I didn’t

want to tell my mother  because

she would dislike Sandy Tomlinson and I liked her.  I did say

I wanted everyone I saw to come into our house and my mother said

why is that? I never told her why.

 

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.

6 Comments

  1. ” I did say

    I wanted everyone I saw to come into our house and my mother said

    why is that? I never told her why.”

    I can very clearly hear mother say this. It rings true. A painful moment. This elicits a flash of a bad moment of mine.

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