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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wondergrl95 said...
on Nov. 24 2008 at 4:49 pm
wow, nice job!

ak92092 said...
on Nov. 14 2008 at 2:20 pm
i wanna no ur secret!

on Oct. 28 2008 at 4:52 pm
that was very nice and funny!!!!!!!

on Oct. 26 2008 at 1:58 am
it was iight... but did not really get it that well

JLS88 said...
on Oct. 22 2008 at 6:30 pm
I definitely love this poem, I think the author did a great job at getting the message across while leaving it open to personal interpretation for the details. Very nice, can't wait to read more!!

mellymel said...
on Oct. 19 2008 at 8:50 pm
wow that was sweetness and funny too!

crazy6h said...
on Oct. 17 2008 at 11:34 pm
i think this si really good a lot of people could relate to this

on Oct. 6 2008 at 8:54 am
Wow. That was great, it's something i can really relate to and it's just really good! Lovely. Keep Up The Good Work (=

on Oct. 1 2008 at 8:31 pm
it is good

on Sep. 27 2008 at 4:25 am
this is good.

piano player said...
on Sep. 23 2008 at 3:31 pm
that was sweet, im sure, true.

on Sep. 7 2008 at 3:33 pm
I love thiis poem it give you your own point of veiw, it is cool and calm and it kind of gives the reader a mind to come back for more!!!!!!


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