By letter

By letter

A Poem by Kristin

The day I was born
You were deemed
A mother.
When I learned
My first words
You were named
Mommy
Through fits of never ending laughter
When i turned 10
I was double digits
A big kid now.
I decided it would be more appropiate 
So now
You were named
Mom. 
But I got older
And even that
Was sifted
Through clenched teeth
and every memory
As mother,
Mommy,
Mom
Was ripped out of my throat
With fists
As bruised and rugged as mine
I felt every letter
Being torn out
As is was dragged out of my throat
And across my tongue
Leaving a burning trail
Of mistook memories
And even saying your name
Pulls a wretching out
And I feel
My flesh ripping 
So when you hear
Mother   
Mommy   
Mom   
You can know its not
Coming from me. 

© 2014 Kristin


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Added on October 23, 2014
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Kristin

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