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What My Mother Didn't Teach Me

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I never learned from my mother
That honesty will always accomplish
More than lies
I never found out the truth about that

I never learned from my mother
That time heals even the deepest
Of all wounds
I never waited the time to figure that out

I never learned from my mother
That a hug can sometimes solve the most
Mind boggling problems
I never shared enough hugs to get that one

I never learned from my mother
That secrets can eat you up on the inside and letting them out
Feels so damn good
I never talked enough to know that

I never learned from my mother
That sticking with hard things is always
The best thing to do
I never stayed around long enough to realize that

I never learned from my mother
That hating isn't the only option and sometimes
Love can persist
I never felt loved as much as I should have

I never learned from my mother
That goodbyes should be very hard things
That can break your heart
I never had to feel pain when she walked out the door

I never learned from my mother
That mistakes teach you just as much
If not more
I never knew that I could have learned so much from her, while never learning a thing



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Ashly said...
Mar. 22, 2010 at 9:56 am
You are a rally good writer the deep serenity is very powerful. please chech out some of my work. :)
 
ird13 replied...
Mar. 23, 2010 at 6:40 am
Thank you so much I will definitely check yours out!!
 
CaitlinPaige said...
Mar. 19, 2010 at 10:59 pm
this is my favorite i have read
 
ird13 replied...
Mar. 21, 2010 at 7:22 pm
Thank you very much! It means a lot to me, I don't get many comments.
 
Sarbear This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 22, 2010 at 11:37 am
i really like this! you know you're a good writer when you can write realistically about something that hasn't even happened to you! good job and check out my work too :-)
 
ird13 replied...
Mar. 23, 2010 at 6:40 am
Thanks a ton I'm really glad you think so, I'll be sure to check out your work soon :]
 
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