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Dear Stranger,

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Dear Stranger,

I tried my best
To show you part of me.
The side of me
You've never seen.

I'm more than a daughter;
I'm an artist, a writer,
A sister, a friend
And now to you a stranger.

I have a question,
Have you ever realized
That I have my own voice
And I have my own life?

I'm not relinquishing my soul--
I won't sell it to anyone.
If I can't be myself
Then who will I become?

I have a mind of my own,
A heart and gifts.
I have a life of my own
And it's mine to live.

Yes, you gave me life,
But it's not yours to give.
You gave me this life
So I can learn to live.

Tell me, have we met?
Have you ever seen me?
Or did you just see my music,
My tee shirts and jeans?

It's not what I look like,
It's how I look at myself.
I'm embarrassed to show you it.
Only you and no one else.

Don't be disappointed,
Mad or upset.
Be happy I have morals,
A mind and self-respect.

I'm the person I want to be.
I stay true to myself,
Meaning I'm me.
I'm me for no one else.

I'm smart and independent
Because you made me this way.
I'm no longer fearful and afraid,
That's not how I wanted to stay.

Now do you know me?
Or should I continue?
I'm making you realize,
I'm not being rude.

So make your decision.
Please, I just want an answer.
Not to be disrespectful,
But are you my mom or my mother?

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  1. Date: 1/14/2012 9:34:00 PM

    wow i really like this one good work

    Montgomery Avatar Skylar Rae Montgomery Date: 1/15/2012 9:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank You(:
  1. Date: 1/11/2012 7:16:00 PM

    Wow! Very impressive write that speaks volumes. Your mom sure did some things right as you have become such a wholesome adult, strong and gifted! Thank you for sharing!

    Montgomery Avatar Skylar Rae Montgomery Date: 1/11/2012 7:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you.(: I just wish she'd realize that and speak to me. :/
  1. Date: 1/11/2012 6:40:00 AM

    Enjoyed reading your poetry Skylar, congratulations. best wishes for a Happy new year. Elizabeth

    Montgomery Avatar Skylar Rae Montgomery Date: 1/11/2012 4:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you.(:
  1. Date: 1/9/2012 11:31:00 AM

    Congratulations on the week`s win Skylar!! :) oxox love from Anne-Lise

    Montgomery Avatar Skylar Rae Montgomery Date: 1/9/2012 12:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you!(:
  1. Date: 1/9/2012 8:04:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Skylar. I wish you the best in 2012 with your writing. Love, Carol

    Montgomery Avatar Skylar Rae Montgomery Date: 1/9/2012 12:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much ! :DD
  1. Date: 1/5/2012 11:47:00 AM

    Skylar Rae, What a beautiful name, what a beautiful and painful poem. It's so good to let those feelings out and make them magic like you did. Take my word for it, there will be a day when your Mom and you will hug and cry over this and she'll know you're no longer a child but the woman you are. Craig

    Montgomery Avatar Skylar Rae Montgomery Date: 1/5/2012 1:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you (: And hopefully soon. Most likely this weekend. She just had a baby. My new baby brother. And I hope the birth will bring us together when I try to go over this weekend. Thanks so much. :)
  1. Date: 1/3/2012 4:22:00 PM

    Deep feelings here expressed in your poem. A great write.

    Montgomery Avatar Skylar Rae Montgomery Date: 1/3/2012 4:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank You :)
  1. Date: 1/3/2012 7:58:00 AM

    i wish they do put some emoticons applausing. because you deserve it, what some writting, wow. thank you for sharing

    Montgomery Avatar Skylar Rae Montgomery Date: 1/3/2012 2:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks :D
  1. Date: 1/3/2012 12:19:00 AM

    Verse with power and strength. Like Sour Patch Kids...Sour and hard to take on...but DELICIOUS indeed!

    Montgomery Avatar Skylar Rae Montgomery Date: 1/3/2012 12:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you.(: