NaPoWriMo #5 – National Poetry Writing Month
It’s so funny that mother rhymes with smother
but I think we in some way want that kind of love
we hem and haw about their over attentiveness
but without it, there is a lack and longing
there are some of us who escaped the hugs & kisses
our mothers were not ready
some were still in the infancy of their own maturity
some had neither the financial nor emotional resources to give away
so what is a mother that does not smother?
is she any less of a parent?
should we love her less?
even when we try to distance ourselves DNA kicks in
and whispers to us
give her another chance
if we refuse to let her in
we will be at peace in some ways
we won’t have to hear the explanations or excuses
we won’t be in danger of feeling more for her than we should
if we shut her out altogether
aren’t we going against nature?
will we suffer silently and hurt in places we never knew existed?
how i wish i could answer the question
and solve the riddle of mommy
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