Steph Allen

Rookie (09-09-1980 / Britain)

Mother - Poem by Steph Allen

You make me feel worthless
I'm not what you wanted and you let me know that

I hate the way you look at me
Eyes can tell the truth. You despise me

Spitting venom when you speak to me
Your words leave cruel open wounds, weeping

You never let me talk, explain, listen my words
Can't be bothered to learn about the real me

I ask for help, open my heart out to you
Your back is cold and dark as you turn away

You never show me love, no care or compassion
Insults, opinions, never a true compliment, or try to save my feelings

You try to own me, I may be your flesh and blood
but I'm me and I can't change that, and wont anymore

Rules, domination, orders, pain, a prison sentence
I'm free, I broke my chains - and you loathe it
No more controlling, no more bigoted instructions

I loved you once, but I can't remember when.


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  • (11/24/2005 11:19:00 AM)

    Real powerful and from the heart - I feel for someone who needs to write a poem like this. I look forward to reading more! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 8, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 15, 2010


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