Motherless Child

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic


A story of a broken relationship between mother and child.

Submitted: September 01, 2018

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I can walk right past you and not say a word.

No hellos, no emotions or feelings.

Just more voices unheard.

The echo of my footsteps as I walk further away.

Have we reached the point where this is ok?

Dear mom,

I'm through!

I think I've come to the point where I no longer need you.

I was the baby, everyone should've been looking out for me

But no one did.

That was my reality.

So I learned to walk tall like I'm the boss

Before I could even crawl into arms of safety.

You punished me for the sins of your father.

Expecting me to heal a wound you may not know exists.

One you never acknowledge.

A black hole of “I didn’t want you” and “you weren’t good enough!”

But, I’m no surgeon.

I’m not equipped with the tools required to save you.

I’m just a reflection of your inadequacies.

You mirror a witch doctor practicing voodoo.

Conjuring up a generational curse.

With ingredients such as dysfunction, dissent and excuse,

A dash of “this is all I have” with a cup of “I didn’t know better”

But, did you try?

And even though you're still here

I roam this world a motherless child.


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