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Thank You, Mom

May 9, 2013
By wordnerd54 SILVER, Sparta, New Jersey
wordnerd54 SILVER, Sparta, New Jersey
6 articles 0 photos 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." ~E.L. Doctorow


The rusty swings
on the mulch covered playground
are just so far away.
So I look to you
and you nod –
and tell me “it’s okay.”

The skirt I wear to the dance
is just way too short.
(I know by the way
you raise your eyebrows.)
But still I look,
and you heave a sigh –
and tell me “it’s okay.”

The path I choose
is far from you, and even though
you’ll cry every day
and the thought of chasing my dreams
makes my hands shake, my heart race,
you smile through the salty tears
and tell me “it’s okay.”


The author's comments:
Just a reminder that no matter how old I am, I still find myself double-checking with my mom, to make sure I'm on the right track. And a thank-you to my mom for letting me do what is in my heart, even if leaving breaks hers.

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on May. 16 2013 at 12:09 am
wordnerd54 SILVER, Sparta, New Jersey
6 articles 0 photos 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." ~E.L. Doctorow

Thank you! I'm so glad that you could relate to it- that's awesome to hear!

on May. 15 2013 at 3:57 pm
shadowkiss96 SILVER, Selkirk, New York
5 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."

I like this poem, it reminds me of my own mother. It's very well written, and can connect to female readers.

on May. 14 2013 at 1:05 pm
wordnerd54 SILVER, Sparta, New Jersey
6 articles 0 photos 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." ~E.L. Doctorow

Thank you so much!

on May. 12 2013 at 4:58 am
ChocolateLove SILVER, Warsaw, Other
5 articles 6 photos 158 comments
I have read a lot of great poems in Teen Ink. Yet, "Thank You Mom" is surely one of the best I have seen. You are really talented, write on. :)