Amber Green

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My Mother's Daughter - Poem by Amber Green

You say one thing and act on another,
Making assumptions you couldnt know.
I seem as you say, like my mother,
But there's far too much you dont know.
You say I don't know fear,
Or how hard choices are,
But I know fear when you're not here,
And I know difficulty because you're so far.
We'll be in the same room, yet miles away.
Honestly, you're the one who doesnt know.
You don't know the pain I live everyday,
Mostly it's because I refuse to let it show.
I hide so much from you
to protect you from my pain.
I wonder what you'd do if the truth you knew,
everything I hide to keep you sane.
I do this all for you but you'll never know,
Because, I can't stand that look of hurt in your eye.
So I try not to let myself go,
And refuse to let you see me cry.
I am my mother's daughter like you said,
But things with us are too hard.
So my pain is confined to my head,
And my heart that is far too barred.

Comments about My Mother's Daughter by Amber Green

  • (7/30/2006 8:51:00 PM)

    i feel this one. You hit it. right on the money. I hate the hurt i make my mother feel when she find out about my problems. yet it is amazing how much they know. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 27, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 19, 2010

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