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   When I was young,

I needed not ask

any questions

pertaining to my past.



But now that I'm older,

I deserve to know more,

because what if one day,

she comes knocking on my door?



What should I say?

How do I confront her?

Should I say,

"Hi - so you're my biological mother?"



You've held it in long enough,

so tell me the truth.

My mind's confused enough -

I needn't blow the roof



All I know is her age,

But for now, that doesn't matter.

The reason why she left me

is what I am after.



My curiosity is more of

how I came about.

Was she a case of abuse,

or was she just sleepin' around?



It wouldn't hurt me

if it was choice number two.

For I think it would make me appreciate more

being adopted by you.



But all I want is to meet her,

so why do I have to be eighteen?

I'd just want to talk,

and find out a few things.



What if I had half-brothers,

or sisters for that case.

I have a right to know.

You can't deny that to my face!



You can say what you want to,

'cause for now,

I have to believe.

But once my eighteenth

birthday comes,

the truth I will receive.

I'm not doing this to hurt you,

but somehow you must understand.



She may not be my mother,

But she sure can be my friend.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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OwlEyes6 said...
Mar. 19, 2012 at 6:23 pm
Wow! This is an amazing poem! I loved it! Your words were simply captivating! Terrific job!
 
shy_anna_13 said...
Apr. 19, 2010 at 10:41 pm
almosted cryed reeding this! i love the way you closed it out, its amazinf and well worded- well done :)
 
Heyleigh<3s@girl said...
Mar. 25, 2009 at 5:21 am
this is amazing,
i dont have your same story,
but in a way i feel i connect with you.
this will open alot of peoples eyes,
keep it up, you have talent,
-heyleigh
 
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