Monday, May 14, 2012

M-Day Poem

A poem borrowed from a friend on Facebook:

~A stepmother consoles you when you feel sad
And hands out a punishment if you are bad
She'll tuck you in bed and read you a story
And yet, it's the real mom that gets all the glory

A stepmother hides the tears that she cries
When mother's day comes and then just slips by
With no card, and no hug, though she really feels sad
She won't let you see it, won't let you feel bad

She feels like an outsider but tries to fit in
If you're playing a game with her, she'll let you win
She makes sure your birthday is one special day
And when hers is forgotten, she'll just look away

When your teen years come, life gets much tougher
With a stepmother these years, for her, are much rougher
You may say or do something that injures her feelings
Please keep in mind that she hurts while she's healing

Your stepmother has done the best she could do
And no matter your age, she'll always love you
For Mother's Day, the best present to get her
Is the most precious of all, that you didn't forget her

~~~ unknown author

Side commentary: Why does it not surprise me that the author is unknown...So many of us maintain anonymity even though we're so too often unknown...The person who wrote this needs the credit instead of fearing her stepkids' dislike. This goes above that!

2 comments:

  1. I really like that. Especially about the mother getting all the glory, though I would never the children's biological mother their "real mom".

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