Angeline Santiago Duran

Rookie (1968 / Brooklyn, NY)

More Than My Madre - Poem by Angeline Santiago Duran

The breath of air that breathed on me
and pushed me to move onward through the storm,
The warm embrace that protected me
From the bitter realities of facing life, alone.
More than a madre
More than a friend
A cup of coffee always ready
Ears with disposition to collect my many stories,
A heart that listened and understood.
You're more than a mother,
You're more than a friend
We laugh together, We inspire each other,
We share secrets, speak the truth without shame.
You're the prayer that keeps my feet strong
walking upon the crumbling scenarios of my time.
You are
more than a madresita,
more than a teacher, more than a counselor,
You are more than beautiful and much more
than too wonderful for the words in my mind,
You are my madre,
And I thank God
You are mine.

Listen to this poem:

Comments about More Than My Madre by Angeline Santiago Duran

  • Brian Jani (5/5/2014 5:17:00 PM)

    nice one Angeline, fantastic poem (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »



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?

Read poems about / on: teacher, april, friend, beautiful, together, truth, mother, alone, god, time, thanks



Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 6, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, May 3, 2010


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. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  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]