Below is the poem entitled Words of A Sweet and Sour Mom which was written by poet
Dietrich. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Real Title: Words of a Sweet and Sour "Mom"
(the title heading won't take quotation marks
and other special characters, a thing I find most
irritating because a title can really lose its effect
without these things!)
“You MUST call me Mom”
not such a bad thing to ask -
“You’ve been a good wife”
this remark came with a cruise -
best gift of my life
My husband and kids -
all are in her will but me. . . .
“Andrea’s not blood"
By Andrea Dietrich
for Dr. Ram Mehta's Contest: "In-laws"