What I Could Never Tell My Mother MAG

February 1, 2008
By Margaret Westenhoff, Reston, VA

What I could never tell my mother
Isn’t her fault; it’s mine
It’s things wrapped inside of me, coiled like wire with the filament exposed
She could accept them – those things – I’m sure
Maybe even love them the way she loves me; little puzzle pieces
That fell out of the box when we were putting it under the sofa
After we almost finished the puzzle together
But I hide them inside my deepest aorta
Keeping them safe because who wants to grab a still-beating heart?
It would kill me to take those secrets out
So my mother may know they exist
But she lets me keep them.
And maybe that’s the real secret, the one that
Shhhh
She doesn’t know –
It’s that I need some secrets of my own.



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on Mar. 2 2010 at 11:51 am
i rlly like this one, i ccan relate to this in so many ways

Lucky_Charm3 said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 11:08 am
Good Poem I loved it!! :)

$MB609$ said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 10:53 am
$MB609$, Ocean City, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
my future will be better than my past.

you know ya mom probably readin this rite now ?

bmmsrt said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 10:12 am
wow that is realy good i thank that ever 1 shold hear of it

BmmsNC said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 9:38 am
great poem i think its good to keep somethings from your mom

BmmsKP said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 9:33 am
Good Poem.

BmmsKP said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 9:32 am
I Can Relate Too This Poem...My Mom Doesnt Understand Alott Of Stuff. Love This Poem. Good Job !

bmmssm said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 8:54 am
i totaly agree my mom somtimes dosnt understand me 1 bit

BmmsBT said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 7:53 am
I really love this poem. I can really relate to it!!

lostlove16 said...
on Mar. 1 2010 at 10:04 am
lostlove16, La Salle, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"RAWR like a dinosaur RAWR"

This is good. I can totally relate

on Feb. 24 2010 at 12:15 pm
chastity SILVER, Beckley, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
take me as i am or take me as i leave

This is so good i love it it is relative

on Feb. 22 2010 at 2:30 pm
RainieLee BRONZE, Fremont, California
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I can TOTALLY relate to this. 5 stars.

tibby BRONZE said...
on Feb. 22 2010 at 1:46 pm
tibby BRONZE, Henderson, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
i feel you on my fingertips, my toung dances behind my lips-flyleaf

thats really good!!! i feel the same way about my mom only i hate her...

on Feb. 21 2010 at 2:17 pm
CrystalJacquelineRevelation BRONZE, Newark, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt

“One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.”
- Oscar Wilde

I can relate...well written. I think it's lovely. : D

twiwrite GOLD said...
on Feb. 17 2010 at 2:18 pm
twiwrite GOLD, Modesto, California
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Favorite Quote:
none :P

very pretty i love the last 6 stanzas.

on Feb. 17 2010 at 9:38 am
PoetLaureate07 PLATINUM, Aberdeen, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing..

I agree.... this is beautiful!!! Everyone needs a few secrets of their own!!!

on Feb. 14 2010 at 8:29 pm
zombieattack BRONZE, Winslow, Maine
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This is so amazing, I can relate so well even when I get a different meaning every time I read it. Fabulous work, dear:)

on Feb. 11 2010 at 9:29 pm
hiddenemotions BRONZE, Fort Worth, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Be yourself!!

Amazing!! is all i can say!!

on Feb. 4 2010 at 8:06 pm
sedaracapri BRONZE, Columbus, New Jersey
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wow. that poem is amazing. ive read it about 30 times. i get a new meaning from it each time. thanks for sharing with us! by the way.... view my new poem. its my first one posted.. but im only 13 so cut me some slack... thanks(:

4evr :) said...
on Feb. 4 2010 at 5:32 pm
totally agree


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