Treasure Island

A.M. Belsey

(September 1970 / Canada)

A Daughter's Wish


I wish I had a mother,
That would love me the way she should.
I wish I had a mother,
To accept me for who I am.
I wish I had a mother,
Who wouldn’t belittle me the way she does.
I wish I had a mother,
Who would trust me some of the time.
I wish I had a mother,
That would listen to me when I’m in pain.
I wish I had a mother,
Who would trust me just abit.
I wish I had a mother,
Who would help me when I asked.
I wish I had a mother,
Who didn’t criticize me the way she does.
I wish I had a mother,
Who would understand the pain she’s caused
I wish I had a mother,
Who didn’t have to be right all the time.
I wish I had a mother,
Who would see the good that I’ve done.
I wish I had a mother,
Who wouldn’t make me beg for her love.

Submitted: Sunday, January 14, 2007
Edited: Saturday, December 25, 2010

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  • Broken Heart (6/18/2008 10:40:00 PM)

    i totally agree i'am 15 and every thang in this poem in true i jus have to have faith in god that thangs will work out for the better and i'am hopeing that that day is soon i mean jus haveing your feelings hurt by you mother everday her not watching what she say's to you putting her boyfriend befor her own child, not spending time with me jus hurts we never do anythan together (Report) Reply

  • Tulika Jain (4/28/2007 11:49:00 AM)

    Well this is really very tragic, but I hope your mother and other women like your mother see the other side of the coin & change their attitude.Although life is not a fairy tale yet you seem to have recieved a rotten deal.Nice poem. Very intense & well written (Report) Reply

  • Carissa Thiessen (3/3/2007 4:33:00 PM)

    I totally understand where you are coming from on this one! It is good to recognize your pain, yet forgiveness is so sweet. If she is begging for your love and has recogized the pain she has caused, then reconsider the hardness of your heart. Its a tough place to be in, but it sounds like you have a great heart and one that is worthy of love. Another great write! (Report) Reply

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