Momma Always Told Me

January 20, 2011
By Anonymous

Momma always told me, that the monster wasn't real
and every night would leave the closet open to show me
But every night I'd open my eyes to see that inside
something was staring, glaring, angry right back at me

Momma always told me that she always really loved me
and when she hit it was always out of that love
But when the alcohol kicked in, when the whiskey came down
I was a b**** not at a gift from above

Momma always told me that things were alright
I wasn't the reason my daddy ran away
But at night when she came home with another man around her arm
she'd say it's my fault so I, had to pay

Momma always told me that the monster wasn't there
It was only in my 7-year-old dreams
but what momma didn't notice was that the monster I saw
was the only that always said that it loved me

The author's comments:
This is a poem of Child Abuse, It has been brought to my attention that a lot of this occurs every day. And though I may not personally go through it I want those who do to know someone does care.

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on Feb. 7 2011 at 4:26 pm
I feel this poem is just beautiful. I can't describe it to its fullest; it was just amazing. 


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