Dennis Adonis

Rookie (October,1975 / Georgetown, Guyana)

Would You Remember Me? - Poem by Dennis Adonis

If I save you before you're born …..
Would you remember me?
Or deny me with scorn,
And unfair misery.

If I breast-fed you to grow ….
Would you remember me?
Or deny me and go,

If I rescue you from a storm ….
Would you remember me?
Or deny me, as is the norm ….
With no sincerity.

If I keep you safe through the years ….
Would you remember me?
Or deny me in tears,
So convincingly.

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

It's funny to know that in despite of all that you may do for someone; they somehow forget it in totality or simply pretend to forget.

From a terrible relationship with an ungrateful spouse to a wrangling relationship between parents and child; - deliberately forgetfulness has no limits.

And that can hurt so deep down inside that the affected person that can suddenly evolve into an emotional wreck.

But whether you like or not, people will forget you, forget the good you did, forget your name when you were their good Samaritan, and even forget or pretend to forget who you really are.

Forgetting people and forgetting what people have done for you are two different things. Because people can remember you but forget what you had done for them.
Then people can forget what was done for them but can't remember who actually did it.

Nonetheless, the worst form of forgetfulness is to forget your parents who nurtured you, who grow you and who protected you.

I have often seen or heard of cases where children had beaten their mother, slaughter their mother and even rape their own mother.

For someone to have done such a thing they ought not to have remembered in the first place that the individual they suffered was their mother.

Anyway, my inspiration for this poem came from my own dear mother, whose dedication to her children and hard work I have been a witness to for over thirty seven years now.

My inspiration was also drawn from my observations of the woman who had borne my children and her struggles to keep them together and be the best that a mother can be to them; - in anticipation that she would be so remembered.

And for those very reasons I would always remember my mom, and the mother of my children within the lines of that poem, including all the other mothers and fathers who continue to be a pillar of support to their children.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 1, 2013

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