Poem: Dear Mama

Education Poem Uncategorized  Poem: Dear Mama
You are appreciated
9 years old, kicked out on the streets
Though back at the time I never thought I’d see her face
Ain’t a woman alive that could take my mama’s place
Left school and scared to go home, I was a fool
With the big boys breaking all the rules
I shed tears with my big brothers, over the years
We was poorer than the other little kids
And even though we had different daddies, the same drama
When things went wrong I’d blame mama
I reminisce on the stress I caused, it was hell
Huggin’ on my mama from a jail cell
And who’d think in elementary, hey
I’d see the penitentiary one day?
And running from the bad boys, that’s right
Mama catch me, put a whoopin’ to my backside
And even as a crack fiend, mama
You always was a black queen, mama
I finally understand
For a woman it ain’t easy trying to raise a man
You always was committed
A poor single mother on welfare, tell me how you did it
Pour out some liquor and I reminisce
‘Cause through the drama I can always depend on my mama
And when it seems that I’m hopeless
You say the words that can get me back in focus
When I was sick as a little kid
To keep me happy, there’s no limit to the things you did
And all my childhood memories
Are full of all the sweet things you did for me
And even though I act crazy
I gotta thank the Lord that you made me
There are no words that can express how I feel
And I appreciate how you raised me
And all the extra love that you gave me
I wish I could take the pain away
There’s no way I can pay you back, but the plan
Is to show you that I understand; you are appreciated

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