Dearest Mother

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
A piece written in relation to a painting I saw at a museum.

Submitted: November 18, 2016

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Submitted: November 18, 2016



Dearest mother,


I’ve spent half of my life doing things that I regret, and the other half regretting what I’ve already done. I’d gotten so used to living in the past that I’d already accepted that I’d have no future. I know that I haven’t become the person that you wished I would be, and for that, I am sorry. I also know that many apologies are long overdue. So, here they are. I’m sorry that I never listened to you and dropped out of school. I’m sorry that I disobeyed you and hung out with Mike, earning my first criminal offense. I’m sorry that I didn’t have enough respect for you or for myself to start smoking, despite your efforts to stop me. I’m also sorry that I wasn’t strong enough to quit. I’m sorry that I stole your credit card, and that I lost your trust as a result. I’m sorry that, though you forgave me, I pushed you away when you tried to help me. I’m sorry that I haven’t spoken to you in years. I’m so sorry that I told you I hated you. I’m sorry that I was a failure—or rather, that I failed to try. But most of all, I’m sorry that it took your death for me to realize just how right you were.




Your loving daughter, who promises to turn her life around.

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