Are We Family?

Are We Family?

A Poem by Hannah

I know the idea haunts you,
but I wish it didn't have to.
You'd close the curtains so they don't see her;
someone like me couldn't be your daughter.
Can I leave the closet?
I wish I could pause it,
flip a switch, turn it on or off.
I know you will just scoff.
How you would stomp and yell
if I decided to tell.
But I'll stay behind closed doors,
hoping to avoid wars.
I know I can never leave
'else dear mother has to grieve.
Are you ashamed of me?
I just want my family

© 2017 Hannah

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Tough having a toxic parent. Sometimes people waste years of their lives dealing with them.

Posted 6 Days Ago

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6 Days Ago

Family can be amazing, but it can also ruin people's lives. I don't have the best relationship with .. read more
this is sad
not sure the true meaning
I enjoyed it immensely
keep writing well written

Posted 1 Month Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


1 Month Ago

Thank you for reading, Julie. The true meaning is not being accept by family, for whatever reason th.. read more

1 Month Ago

thanks youre very welcome

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Added on October 8, 2017
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