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My Haunting Mother

“Don’t touch me.” Mother whispers in my ear.
“Be quiet! Hush!  She adds.
“You have performed irresponsibly again.”
“You are grounded until your high school commencement.”
 Mothers’ words sting my heart.
Her presence surrounds me.
Her chilly breath has never been warm.
 Her eyes stab my cheeks.
Where are soft kisses?
She squeezes and drains every once of blood from me.
She haunts me with cold cynical memories.
My mother, still so miserable.
Even in death her misery lives within me.
Please, let go mother.
 Love me.
Wait for me.
I promise, I will love you back.

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  1. Date: 1/9/2010 6:02:00 PM
    Congratulations on your featured poem ! Laura :)

  1. Date: 1/9/2010 1:12:00 AM
    Great poem. Sorry for the reason behind it. Don't blame yourself, sometimes people are in too much pain to be nice.

  1. Date: 1/5/2010 9:11:00 AM
    Many congratulations on your fine poetry being featured this week Robin, Happy New Year to you >> James

  1. Date: 1/4/2010 8:19:00 AM
    This is such a heartbreaking poem, dear child should feel so. Congratulations on excellent writing, heartmoving piece on this featured page. Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 1/4/2010 3:27:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Robin. May you have may more. Love, Carol