An Ode to My Mother



A rose does not compare to your beauty

But a thorn compares to your words and actions

Misguided by your looks

I was alarmed to find myself in harm’s way

A master of disguises

You were able to fool everyone for so long

Why did you do it?

Why did you use my love as a shield towards the pain you went through?

You hurt me just as much as you were hurt

I didn’t deserve it

I cared about you

So much

You hurt me time and time again

And still I prayed for you to get better

I prayed for us to get better

I knew I was a bad kid

But I had my reasons

Though you, had no reason to be a bad mother

You were brought up in a bad situation

But you chose to be despicable

                                                                    You chose to destroy us                 

An action I just can’t find myself to forgive

Why can’t you see what you did to me?

How you broke me

How you destroyed the person I dreamed to be

Though the pain you caused is still prevalent in my life

I find myself still having love for you

  • Author: Ariana Briggs (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 6th, 2017 17:28
  • Comment from author about the poem: I went through a lot of emotions writing this poem, but I really like the finished product.
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  • Accidental Poet

    Love can endure the worst of consequences. I'm sorry for your pain. Hopefully someday she will come to grips with what has happened and make it up to you. Very heartfelt write.

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