A Mother's Acceptance

Mommy. I’m sorry I’m not more like my sister.

I failed my math test today.

Mommy. I’m sorry I’m not more like my brother.

I didn’t win a medal today.

Mommy. I’m sorry I don’t always make you happy.

I broke your favorite vase today.

Mommy. I’m sorry I don’t always listen to you.

I try harder every day.

Mommy. I’m sorry I make you yell at me every day.

I’ll stay in my room.

Mommy. I’m lonely.

Mom. I’m scared. I hear mean voices.

Mom. I’m sorry. I won’t let you control me anymore.

Mom. I must learn to be myself. Love myself.

I will reteach myself what it means to be happy.

What it means to be independent.

What it means to be unique and brave.

How it feels to be loved.

Mommy. I love you.

But I must face my fears and leave you now.

I will become better.

I am not sorry for being myself.

This poem is about: 
Me
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