Ann Marge


Letter To My Inner Mother - Poem by Ann Marge

Hi mom,

I wanna tell you that


I can't hold myself sometimes,
contain myself,
carry myself.
I am weak,
I cry at nights,
I read sad poetry and I lose myself in it,
I feel miserable for me
and for how ungrateful I am
and I suffer even more.
I find it hard to be a whole person,
I sometimes feel dependent on the world and trust it too much;
I say more than I do,
I speak more than i know,
sometimes,
I get distracted and borrow another Ego.

Sometimes I am a bad friend, bad coworker, bad seat neighbor in the bus,
I often cuss,
And I wonder if it's just me
Or of its all of us...


But I won't tell you that, mother.
I will tell you other truths.
I will tell you that I am strong,
That I took the job,
That you were right and I was wrong
Because I was.
I will tell you that my friends like me,
That I am a good person and I have good morals,
That I don't go to church,
but I pray.
I speak to you with kindness
And all I tell you is true
Because
I see myself through you.
I speak to myself through you
And I want to thank you
And if you are my mirror,
this is the bravest thing to do -

Speak only good of myself
Words of encouragement,
Of love,
Of gratitude.
The mercy I feel for a kid with no shoes
To feel the same for me
When I'm thirsty
Or hungry
For love,
For acceptance,
For grief
To let my heart lead.

Topic(s) of this poem: letter


Comments about Letter To My Inner Mother by Ann Marge

  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (9/17/2019 5:23:00 AM)

    sometimes,
    I get distracted and borrow another Ego.

    Sometimes I am a bad friend, bad coworker, bad seat neighbor in the bus,
    I often cuss,
    And I wonder if it's just me
    Or of its all of us......... the concept of the inner mother is a really new form of poetry. very nice and original dear poet. thank u. tony. tjis poem is also psychological in its content. tony
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  • Ella Lazaare (6/30/2017 1:31:00 PM)

    The structure of this poem really stood out to me, especially how you began by acknowledging your flaws and then turned the overall mood around by acknowledging your strengths. Mothers are heroes. Great poem! (Report)Reply

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  • Jefferson CarterJefferson Carter (6/30/2017 1:23:00 PM)

    Ann Marge, pretty good poem if maybe a little too self-pitying. Immerse yourself in some good contemporary poetry (Mary Oliver, Rita Dove) if you want to improve?

    If you have time, check out my new website:

    jeffersoncarterverse.com

    Tell me how you like it, and, if you do, perhaps share it with interested friends? Thanks! Yrs, JC
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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 30, 2017



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