Time keeps passing and I feel you drained,
The only proud reason I live for you have played.

Making it hard to communicate with my children,
Everyday passing hate towards you fills in.

Can’t control my attitude towards you mother,
Your hurtful words I learned how to smoother.

Put downs and worry stir your thought process,
I argue back trying to show all your falseness.

How I Stay true and yearn for acceptance,
Isn’t acknowledged I feel it in your presence.

I haven’t gave in and fight to stay focused,
You give me no credit everything unnoticed.

Don’t you remember mama I cried when you went?
Don’t forget mama you visited without time spent.

Mama you done robbed my kids of their mama
Let’s make a change I been through too much trauma.
--Monique V., Adult