Dear Mom...

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I had a friend who was adopted and never knew his biological mother. He's a Christian with strong, anti-abortion beliefs. This a letter written by him to her.

Dear Mom...

Thank you for my birthday,
And all those in between.
I often wonder where I'd be,
If you had not had me.
Though I never knew you,
Or the father that you made,
I think about you all the time,
And the price you paid.

I know I was a burden,
Something you did wrong.
When you're young life's uncertain,
I'm glad that you were strong.
The life you bore and gave me,
Might not have ever been,
If you had never saved me,
And God had not stepped in.

Mother can you hear me,
I wonder if you can.
Though another raised me,
I'm still who I am.
I foster no ill feelings,
Hold no one at fault.
I've learned a valued lesson,
One I was never taught.

I have a new perspective,
How precious life can be.
I am more receptive,
To others just like me.
Mine is a unique view,
Of what life truly means.
Had it not been for you,
I never would have seen...

The beauty of a sunrise,
The solitude of rain.
The innocence in childrens' eyes,
The way the seasons change.
The colors of a rainbow,
The moon and stars at night.
The silhouettes of distant mountains,
Against the day's last light.

Mom, know that I still love you,
And bear no hidden scar.
The children that now call me dad,
Ask me who you are.
I tell them you are special,
The mom I never knew.
That because you made a choice,
I am here for you.


Copyright © October 2010
Kevin Mooney

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paperdolls commented on Dear Mom...

09-22-2011

I love it !!! some time ago you had sent me a message suggesting/purposing that to read this particular time which i believe was at the time you had just posted " Dear Mom " and i think its very american classic domestication with appreciation !!!

mdpoetgirl commented on Dear Mom...

11-03-2010

Awww... so beautifully written. I could feel the emotion throughout, and what a great attitude to have in that situation. If more adopted kids would be this forgiving, the world would be a better place, and the ones who gave them up would be healed from the guilt I'm sure they harbor inside.

BlackButterfly1 commented on Dear Mom...

11-02-2010

I absolutely love this! Many people would have written a poem with a different sense of direction. But here shows a grateful person who is optimistic, forgiving and kind. How refreshing!! The poem has a happy feel to it. Fun. Colorful. Full of life, peace and gratitude. Thank you for sharing this. The world and this site needs more of this positive energy.

kmooney

11/02/2010

Thank you. I tried to give a different perspective to the whole "Choice" thing. I know my friend was happy with his mom's choice. If you like this one read the one called "Borrowed Shoes". Its an older one....Kevin

ShanneN commented on Dear Mom...

10-25-2010

this is special, not many people look at it this way, in a positive way, i loved this. It is nice to know that your friend sees life as such a precious thing. inform your friend of what a great write this is.

mountainlady commented on Dear Mom...

10-25-2010

I am glad that you took the time to get this out. there are some many kids out there that dont know their mothers or fathers. tell you friend great Job....

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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