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Karoliena Somura

(November / Japan)

Mamma Dont


Mamma Don't Lie,
I feel your hard years,
I hear your heart sighs.

Mamma Don't Cry,
I see those raw tears,
I know those aw eyes.

Mamma Don't Die,
I share the same fears,
I drink the same cries.

Mamma Don't Try,
I will cover our ears,
I will shower our lies.

Submitted: Friday, November 30, 2012
Edited: Saturday, December 01, 2012

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

For majority of my years for many days at a time, my mother would cry either for no reason or because she was triggered to do so. Half of the time she cried about how she grew up (which was horrible) and anytime something triggered her past, and a quarter is because of how my father treated her (abused her till I was about 6 or 7) and another quarter because of how my father controlled her (she was seperated from friends, discouraged to get a job or finish her education) . Many times she would preach suicide, but she stopped when my sister decided to actually try it on herself twice when she was 13. I had the weight of that and a bunch of other shit on my shoulders, which is why I said 'I' at the beginning of every line after 'Mamma', but everyone has unique sets of responsibilities, this was just a fraction of mine I felt like sharing. Hope you can relate, as Im sure you can.

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  • Dawn Lambert (1/3/2013 10:52:00 AM)

    I'm speechless you are going through a lot I'm so sorry I wish it will go away with your tears I use to feel the same way but I rose and showed people the real me I'm glad you are too great work than you for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • Josh Ross (12/3/2012 2:55:00 AM)

    Your like tupac you write so well. I feel your pain through your poem, I'm sorry. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (12/1/2012 5:45:00 AM)

    Your pain is expressed well in your words. Thank You so much for your notes too. You are so amazing to be sharing this. Great work. I wish you so so well (Report) Reply

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