Mom, What You Left Me

Blonde hair, beachside, best smile, bright mind

Strong will, steady life

Something I couldn’t see when you were by my side

Please just a little more time to catch your wise


Being strict was so lame

Curfew, good grades

Get to practice on time

It’s your homework, not mine


Now that you’re home it has all hit at once

Those skills you left me I’ve learned over the past ten months

I don’t have you, I don’t have him, brothers in jail

It’s only me fighting, sink or swim?


Determined, independent

Team player, no resentment

Prioritize, stay organized

Stay out of trouble

And you’ll soon realize


Your logic is becoming clear

Because of you, I’m only a few years away from a great career

It’s unfortunate to not have you here so you can see me striving

But I know you’re still around so I want to thank you,

I’m not only swimming, I’m diving


This poem is about: 
My family
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