Mommy Why

Photo by Ged Lawson on Unsplash

Why am I left alone?
No home in the land we strove
To fit into a culture made by men.

We tried to get by
In a land they designed
where submission is sublime;
Anything otherwise,  
Honor killings,
And the vultures dine. 

I lay in your outline,
On your gravesite,
Inside your womb
Where I cry.
Day by day I die
— The light no longer shines. 

Mommy, why?
Your only crime
Was that you tried,
Living your life
Loving me.

The day you died
I crawled up inside
And died.

Now, upon your gravesite,
I will lie.

Mommy Why by K. Saitta
© 2007-2021 Walk In Verse All rights reserved

Share This

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest

Get News & Updates


No Mercy - Walk In Verse

No Mercy

They prey upon the lost and the weak, Like the wolf waiting to strike its next feast, Killing the innocent


The Cross, Not a T

The Chi and the Rho Are the letters One should know. For the Tau – the T, It is not

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top