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My Mama

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My Mama

My Mama she trips out in the moon light
when I’m safely tucked up in bed
she dresses to wow her audience
but I know not of her occupation
when I ask I am greeted by silence
and then “You will understand when you grow up”

My Mama she returns at break of day
before the curtains begin to twitch or draw
she’ll come in exhausted and fix my breakfast
then checking in on me she’ll wake me for school
before she goes off to bed – she’ll see me later
to ask about my day and play

A Mamas kiss, a smile, a hug, warmth, food and a roof
Yet when we go out together people turn 
to talk to one another, quietly nodding
Funny looks are cast our way and yet not one shall speak to us
Aged nine in school I find out why 
when another child will laugh

“Ya Mama works the streets
lies on her back, watches the sky – to feed ya
-Tis what my Ma said”
It makes me cry
I love my Mama
but this shame hurts

I want to die…

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  1. Date: 11/21/2012 10:00:00 PM
    Anna,, Stopping by to greet you and every other soup poet, with a special thank you comment, during this wonderful Thanksgiving season. Hope you do not mind the time I am taking to express my sincere appreciation for any support you have offered during the years, or time you have been here on the soup. I am deeply thankful and extend to you my best wishes for a happy and healthy Poetic Magical Thanksgiving Day. *Always & Forever, the Poet Destroyer; -*

    Docherty Avatar Anna-Marie Docherty
    Date: 12/19/2012 9:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Seasonal greetings and thanks returned for your support past and present - here's to a Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year 2013. x
  1. Date: 2/22/2012 1:23:00 AM
    The love of a mother goes beyond the gossip of people,and the pain people cause by gossip can go deeper than the love of a mother..Very good poem,with so much to learn from-Charma

  1. Date: 1/8/2012 11:05:00 AM
    Very well written Anna-Marie,lovely and sad. OXOX love Anne-Lise