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Mother is strength and love

Father is...disappeared

Mother is strength and love

    separation

Grandparents are strength and love

Mother is struggle and guilt

     chaos and addiction

     needles and

     conviction

     collect calls from jail

     letters every week

     worry and fear

Mother is struggle and guilt

     year after year

     present but not there

     empty and scarred

Mother is strengh and love

     sober

Stepfather is strength and love

     reunion

Family is strength and love

     stability and joy

     dinners and

     clean

     and warm home

     "I love you" texts every day

     peace and safety

Mother is teacher by example

     good and bad

     never forgiving herself

Mother is scarred and tries hard

Daughter understands

     promises

     not to repeat her mistakes

     be free to change

Family is strength and love

Daughter is loved and forgives.

This poem is about: 
My family
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