BreOnna Schneck

Rookie (Kearney, Nebraska)

Why Should I Call Her 'Mom'? - Poem by BreOnna Schneck

Who should I call 'Mom'?
Who deserves that name?
Does it really matter?

To me, she's my biological parent.
A person who is just an extra in my life.
She never calls me or sees me.
Why should I call her mother?

We have many similarities but not many.
I have her body, skinny and lean.
Her hair is mine, full of body and highlights.
Some even dare say that I have her temper.

She had me when she was sixteen, the age I am now.
A mistake that made her pay.
I will never do the same as she did.
Drugs, sex, things I will never do.

She dropped out of high school to care for me.
Though she left me with my grandparents most of the time.
My biological father left us a few weeks after my birth.
I grew up without a father and almost without a mother.

Why should I call her mother now?
It's too late, the work has been done.
She doesn't deserve to have that name.
I will never call her mother, only her name.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 8, 2010

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