CHAPTER’S END (1923)

Posted by Admin on Thursday, 10th April 2008, 00:00

Home-proofed against December’s chill
by close-drawn chair and glowing coal,
a boy inspects his Christmas prize –
on childhood’s peak he knows the thrill
success can bring – and easy goal
deceives his immature eyes.

Maternal love enfolds – aware
that soon they must forever part:
she, barely in the prime of life,
conceals from him her bleak despair,
while death she carries next her heart –
her hanging sword the surgeon’s knife.

T. C. Hudson

© T. C. Hudson.

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