My Mother Slapped Me - Poem by Angela Poen
My mom slapped me last night
You could hear the sound of her hand getting in touch with my cheek
Now it was all quite
Even the silence was silenced
My mother slapped me because I was angry
She slapped me because I told her she's not any good
The anger I had about her not being good enough
Is the same anger she had about me not realising that she's trying
My mother slapped me because I spit on her and called her names
Because I didn't see any good in her
She slapped me because I compared her to the rich, successful, married mothers in the world
She slapped me because I do not understand
Because I refused to listen
When she said 'do as I say, and not as I did'
She just wanted to make the best out of me
So she could have something to hit herself on the chest for
But all I ever did, was to remind me of her past
That's when she slapped me
And said 'you were not there! ! '
She couldn't swallow
Her lips started mumbling
She slapped me, broke down and cried
And we lived in silence ever after!
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