Pam Morris

Rookie (6/30/89)

Imagining Someone’s Life Without A Mother - Poem by Pam Morris

It is like a tolling of the bells
this morning.
It is almost dawn but still dark
I am awake, but away in
my own head.
I think about you, and
wonder if I should ask
if you miss her.
I am working,
silent in the particle darkness
I watch my own mother
sleeping on the sofa.
Often times I have felt
so much hate for her
for so much pain she brings
for so many stupid moves.
But seeing her sleeping there
I realize how much I love her,
my blessing, my mother.
There are so many of my friends
who feel the same
one, whose mother verbally abuses her
one, whose mother abandons her
one, whose mother only feeds her own addictions
and you whose mother casts herself away
from you as though you do not exist.
She sleeps, and I feel so lucky.
She sleeps and I actually miss her
I miss her while she sleeps
and I wonder If I should ask
you if you miss her.
I know you do


Comments about Imagining Someone’s Life Without A Mother by Pam Morris

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Monday, May 22, 2006



Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]