Disciplinary Mom

Disciplinary Mom

A Poem by Danielle Calhoun


Sometimes I don’t like the things that I do
But it is something that I have grown used to

I know that as a mother a child should be disciplined
But as a single mother I wish I wasn’t responsible for it

I feel that I am evil and when my son does cry
I feel my heart aching and I don’t wonder why
I know there is a reason and as a single mom

I hope that like the seasons my life will change in time
I know that my son loves me but when he starts to cry
I feel his anger and frustration and as he asks me why

I tell him why I did it and he knows that I care

But there are times I admit it I feel like something that
Someone should be done to stop my parenting ways

I do not hit in anger or bruise him like I was
But as a single mother I feel the sting just as much

I hope that as he grows he will understand
That as a single mother I have done all I can

© 2011 Danielle Calhoun

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I watch my two daughters. Hard for a woman alone. I do all I can. I take the boys away and let them run and play. Mother's need to rest too. I understand the poem. Hard being the only one to teach a child the right and wrong of life. Thank you for a excellent poem.

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Added on December 18, 2011
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Danielle Calhoun
Danielle Calhoun

Hellam, PA

Danielle, a native of Philadelphia, PA was born in 1978 with Spina Bifida. Despite being told that she would have a very difficult life, after several operations and with great determination, Dani lea.. more..