The Poetry Corner featuring Don Shaw

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Poetry Corner featuring Don Shaw! 🙂

Mother Must I by Don Shaw

Another school day, waking full of dread.
Another school day, of wishing i was dead.

Mother must i, utters from my lips,
rise and shine sleepy head, slapping at my hips.

Putting on clothes, the combing of my hair.
Going to school, is more than i can bare.

He would be there, with iron fist clenched.
Out the door i trudged , inch by inch.

Mother must i , utters from my lips.
Smiles and nods, behind her coffee sips.

Hate for another, fear, remorse, and guilt.
Pain in every hallway, a flowers look of wilt.

In my mind i am plotting,to end this senseless shame.
To some a house of learning, to me ensuring pain.

The calling of names, spitting in my face.
Shoved into walls, the inflected disgrace.

Who can save me, from education hell ?
Teachers are the witness , deaf ears hear no tale.

Mother must i, utters from my lips.
Out the classroom doorway, now in his grips.

He gave me a violent backhand, head hitting floor.
All the kids are laughing, calling to see more.

Slithering down the hallway, clawing to escape.
Another day of learning, bleeding was my fate.

Oh mother must i, utters from my lips.
Hallway sounds echo, my blood as it drips.

Awesome poem, Don! I remember those morning well. I can honestly say my parents’ gray hairs were because of me. lol Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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About CP Bialois

Where do I begin? Well first I guess it's only fair to say that CP Bialois isn't my real name. It's a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I'm just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves. For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them. I'd write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I'd just daydream about what I'd see myself as the hero of course. You can't have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It's just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick. As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I'd read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics. I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading "the cat fell down" really didn't interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we'd go out he'd always spring for a couple of comic books for me. While it wasn't exactly the perfect beginning everything I've ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I'd like to share some of the ideas I've had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they're always fun to write and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.
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2 Responses to The Poetry Corner featuring Don Shaw

  1. Don Shaw says:

    I am glad you liked it.Thank you

    Don Shaw

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