The Mute Woman

Written by Ramona Thompson

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The silence she kept led to my crime
How could she not speak to save another woman from this nightmare?
Every minute of my life now I am torn between shame for myself and bitter hate for her

Mother, how could you
You only had to speak up and he would have been gone from our lives
The monster you wed was not worth throwing your daughter to her sanity's deathbed
Ever look back and regret what we lost because of your silence?

What drove you to let a mere man drive us apart?
One choice forever altered all the ever was and could be
Maybe if you had just once been able to live without a man
All would not have been so brutally lost
Now I guess mama we will never know


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