Saturday, May 13, 2017

Sole


I had a mother
once
when I was born

I was not
what or who
she loved

I would
never
gain her favour

and still
I survived
alone

I am not
unworthy
as they proclaimed

I am
really
the strong one


Poem & Photo:
McGuffy Ann Morris

15 comments:

  1. Annie, this is a heart wrenching poem. I think the mother must have been more needy than the child she couldn't love. Everybody needs love and approval.
    Survival is for the strong, and the strong has much love to give.

    Hugs, Julia

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    1. Julia, thank you for your insight. You are right, as always. Thank you. Hugs.

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    1. Darla, thank you for your heartfelt comment. I appreciate that. Hugs.

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  3. Sometimes the mother is too damaged to give the love she should. Some women have a child trying to give birth to the unconditional love they crave, not even knowing that's what they are doing.

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    1. I agree. But, there are also some women that become a mother for other reasons, never intending to mother the child at all. It is the child who suffers the sins of the mother.

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  4. Very well done, but so sad. Some people should not be mothers. XO

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    1. I agree, my friend. Some try very hard; even though they are not perfect, they try. Some do not try at all. XO

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  5. This poem makes me sad for what was lost, but I guess it shows that even through loss and hardship, there is growth.

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    1. You can never regain what is lost as a child. You can only choose to rise above it.

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  6. My mom is my best friend so I just can't imagine anything so painful.

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    1. You are blessed. And, that you feel as you do is a blessing to your mom. That is how it should be.

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  7. Totally wonderful, Annie, both the words and that amazing photo. You are a super talented person. Love and prayers, Janet

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