Mommy, Are You Proud of Me? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

September 30, 2013
Mommy, are you proud of me?
Did you see what I did today?
I got up and took my life back,
And started to do things my way.

You were right when you said
I let people control me,
That I shouldn't act so sensitive
And wear my heart on my sleeve.

But the secrets I kept
Weighed so heavy on my heart.
I thought if I confided in him,
The weight would break apart.

And Mommy, he did more than that;
He took the weight himself to carry.
How could I know the intentions of that boy
Could change and stop and vary?

You said I couldn't see in front of me.
What that could mean, I had no clue.
So today I took a step back,
And from then on, you were right, I knew.

My heart was carrying this new weight,
Three times heavier than the first.
I couldn't feel it, I didn't know.
And that's what scared me the most.

Mommy, are you proud of me?
Today I took a stand.
I stood up for myself,
and my poor little heart,
Today is mine to command.

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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CrazySissi said...
Oct. 7, 2013 at 9:25 pm
I really like this. It is very true because sometimes are mother or father is right and it's hard for us to realize it.
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Oct. 7, 2013 at 3:02 pm
I am completely and utterly moved by this piece. Amazing job. Bravo, I shall definitely check out any other work you post from hence forth.
writtenonmysoul said...
Oct. 7, 2013 at 2:39 pm
This has so much meaning it's hard to believe that a thought this strong was able to be put into words.
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