Dear Mother;
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letspretendFifteen and confused.
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Dear Mother;

by letspretend

You've told me on many occasions how I used to be when I was younger, how loud I was, how crooked my smile was from lack of teeth, how chubby my cheeks got when I had too much food in my mouth

Each and every time you talked about my younger self I never missed the look in your eyes when you talked- that longing for me to be like that again, young and naive.

Oh, Mother. I've let you down, haven't I? How many times have you cried over your children? How many times have we broken your heart? Yet, you continue to love us, why?

You try to protect us from everything in this world, you tried, didn't you? I know you did, please, don't cry any longer. I'll be alright. (I hope)

Dear Mother, I think you've taught me the best you could up until now. It'll be my turn to take care of you soon, until then, please remember that I love you.

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letspretendFifteen and confused.
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(1) What he was taught;

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letspretendFifteen and confused.
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(3) How he walked away from society's demands;



bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
8 months agoReply
This was heart-rending. It was so doggone well written. It was at once sweet and optimistic and painfully bitter. The lyrical nature is beautiful. I loved it. Great poem!!!

rsubberI am a poet, a writer, a thinker
8 months agoReply
I don't think you're confused about love.....