Not My Child, a poem by Karen Lynn at Spillwords.com
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Not My Child

Not My Child

written by: Karen Lynn

 

You are not mine.
And I refuse to believe that
I love you
I realize this may be a shock, but
Being your stepmom feels like a gift…
Is a lie.
I never asked for you
Later on I will say
You are everything to me
Blood never mattered
But this won’t be true in your era
Biology isn’t everything
I disagree
So, everyone says
You are not my responsibility
Even though
No matter what
I don’t put you first
It will never be true that
I call you my child
You can know without a doubt
I will walk away
Don’t assume that
I can’t live without you

 

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Karen Lynn

Karen Lynn

I adore my husband and our four beautiful kids. My passion is advocating for the oppressed. I am an eighth grade special education teacher and I absolutely love my job. I am an abuse survivor, a recovered drug addict, and have battled intensely with mental health problems. Despite everything I've been through, I found my happy ending. 💜
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