He does love his mum
But she’s got a cruel tongue
And she hit him too hard
She hurt him physically
Along with his dignity
The punishment
Too harsh for the crime
He’s not forgotten
But has partially forgiven
Easier to forgive
As the years roll by
But from time to time
The inner child cries
Why me, why not the others
How come I got
The worst of our mother
Not all mums are angels
Some are just strangers
At home

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Which persona

Are you using

Right now?

She used to deny

To herself

Quite loudly

That she owned more

Than one

But time spent

With her siblings

Brings out

Sulky petulance

With certain

In-laws the

Mischievous elf

With authority

The rebel

With parents

The patient saint

Manifests briefly


The schemingly mean


In the depths

Of revengeful



July 2018

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