SusanAnn Basile

Mother - Poem by SusanAnn Basile

Tell me mother, if I died tonight
would you regret all the times you
yelled at me?
Or would it be easier for you to see me die?
Would your tears be enough to mend what I feel inside?

Would you shed a tear if I was to die tonight?
Instead of soothing words to mend my broken heart -
would you rather see me suffering, begging for mercy?

Would it touch your heart and you love me at last?
Would it make you look back and remember the times you hurt me?
How every night I wanted to hug you tight...
What I got instead was a cold back and a spiced up word.

I refuse to give you the satisfaction of my death.
No matter how much you scream,
No matter how much you hit,
No matter how much you kick,
No matter how much you hate,
No matter anything mother -
I refuse to give you the satisfaction of you winning, and me dead.

Comments about Mother by SusanAnn Basile

There is no comment submitted by members..

Mary Elizabeth Frye

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

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: Saturday, August 11, 2012

[Report Error]