Thursday, January 5, 2017

Lost Daughter by Linda M. Crate

she thought it was love,
but the sentiment
was false;
a more experienced eye 
would know—
no one was surprised when they
found her body drained of
they had told her not to love
a monster,
but she hadn't listened to their pleas;
and so she paid the ultimate 
her mother asked how could they be
so heartless or how could they forgive such
a crime?
but these people were dead to their emotions
they lost their life and love a long time ago
dead before their time they could not
be moved to compassion for this mother or her 
lost daughter.

Linda M. Crate's poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines both online and in print. She has three published chapbooks the latest of which came out in August 2016: If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publications). She is also the author of the fantasy novels branded as the Magic series.

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