You, who were never angry, seethed silently.
You, who never raised your voice, screamed deafeningly.
You, who never minded, objected strongly.
You, who were gently disposed, knife-twisted artfully.
You, who fed us all, poisoned.
You, who had endless patience, were always too busy.
You, who were so attentive, failed to notice.
('Mother & Child', oil painting by Andrea Tyrimos, www.andreatyrimos.com)
I would like to thank the artist for her kind permission to use her beautiful painting. You are most generous Andrea.