Mothers and Daughters

Thank you, I love you
You brought me into this world
Fought for me
loved me
made me yours
Before I even existed

Won battles I never knew
smiling, giving, loving
always
wanting the best
always
so strong

When did the secrets seep in
When did loving me
Start to feel
like smothering me
Secrets once chinks
on the surface
Now the chasms
We almost fall into
Everyday
But still ignore
Everyday

I can’t say
how hurt
I am
If I did
Somehow
You would make it your hurt
not mine

For years now
All the pain
has been yours
not caused by you
Simply felt by you

Still I love you
need you
your support
approval
smile and strength

But I can’t open up
like you do
let you know
how i feel
I’ve tried that before

So I just listen
to you
non-stop
watch my words
my inflection
I walk on eggshells
Lest I have
to walk on glass

Mothers and Daughters

runnergirl

Joined November 2007

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