My Parents Immigration (1973)

My Parents Immigation

by Marc Mangel


my parents can i weep for you

can if feel the pain for you

as often you

did for me

consolation cannot flow

only time can

sweeten what seems so bitter

yet what can be done

for you my father

and for you my mother

who are loved so dearly

can i sing for you

sing out joy

sing out mirth

as insides burn

with acid

will that help

perhaps not but


can i be silent for you

my parents

must it be silence to

not show a pain deep


which only your

happiness can


August 1973

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