Mine, a poem written by Karen Lynn at Spillwords.com
Andriyko Podilnyk



written by: Karen Lynn


Forward: cycle of abuse
Reverse: cycle broken


I am a bad mom.
And I refuse to believe that
I’m trying to do right by my kids.
I realize this may be a shock, but
I do what I do for them…
Is a lie.
They don’t have what it takes.
In 30 years I will tell my children that
I have my priorities straight because
is more important than
I tell you this:
Once upon a time
Love mattered
But this will not be true in my era.
Damaged Moms can be toxic.
Experts tell me
Withholding love isn’t cold
I do not conclude that
I will learn from the things I’m told
In the future
I’m not emotionally invested
No longer can it be said that
I wanted to give you your best life
It will be evident that
You weren’t meant to be mine
It’s foolish to presume
This is what I wished for upon that star.


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