A letter to my mom

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Registered: 05-14-2003
A letter to my mom
Wed, 06-11-2003 - 5:30pm
This is my first attempt at "poetry." I had the end pop into my mind and didn't want to forget it. I sat down to type it and the rest came.

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Edited 11/24/2003 7:19:22 PM ET by cl-breakinfree

co-cl, Sexual Abuse Healing Board

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Registered: 03-21-2003
Wed, 06-11-2003 - 7:05pm
WOW! Thanks for sharing this. This poem is so honest--the anger and hurt are just so raw. That's all I can say--it's very honest. Great job!
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Registered: 06-09-2003
Wed, 06-11-2003 - 8:02pm
I may not know you or anything about your specific situation but what I do know is that what you wrote really touched me. I could feel what you were writing, the loss of innocence, the desire to please a parent and the sadness a little girl felt by never being good enough. I'm sorry to say that I know that feeling but at least now we are doing something to better ourselves. Just know that reading that made me realize I was not alone and that's a really good feeling!
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Registered: 04-07-2003
Fri, 06-13-2003 - 9:09pm
Thank-you for sharing. My mom left before I was 2. Left me to my father. She still cannot admit either she has never been a mother and she too still expects I act like a daughter. I guess i realize now some women should never have been mothers. Good luck to you in your healing and once again thanks for sharing.