Motherless Daughter – May 24, 2019

Mama, please don’t go,

I’m not strong enough.

The memory of you,

Lost in the waves of time

And too volatile to prod.


Life moves fast,

I had no choice.

Heart breaks a thousand times each day

Bellowing for you.


Your lessons are a record,

In my mind,

But I’m still weak

Not ready to fly.


My voice unheard,

Without you

It’s been buried.

For the sake of others.

At my own expense,

To lose you all over again.


Stuffed down deep,

A place I cannot uncover.

Trying to find you

Seems nearly impossible.


You tell me it’s ok,

By sending the birds my way.


I’m holding on 

To who I want to be.

You are the light 

Shining back at me.


As I sit here

Alone in the darkness.

Too young to realize

You were my best friend.

The words unfelt,

No way to surface

In this dimension.


Many suns have risen and set.

I still feel you,

I see your sparkling eyes.


Mama please don’t go,

I’m not strong enough.

Or maybe,

I am now?


I don’t want to be.

I just want to fall apart,

And crumble into the sea.


An existence without you

Feels less than whole.

I scream for you at night

When my head hits the pillow,

And I alone, pull the covers tight.


You never come.

But do you hear me?

Into the wild,


And left.

Just the same

As I became

A motherless daughter.

5 thoughts on “Motherless Daughter – May 24, 2019

      1. I know the feeling. I’m in a similar place myself. Hang in there! Keep writing and getting all those feelings out. I’ll be praying for you and look forward to reading more of what you write. 😊

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