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I do not like her, Sam I Am, I do not like that JennyAnn.
I do not like her double standards, nor how she feels she deserves
more respect than anyone else; I'm glad I don't live in her house.
Alas she judges all and many, thinking she is the authority:
"Unfit parent," and "bad partner," "lousy husband," and "bad daughter."
I am tired of her haught. My true mother she is not.
I do not need her endless drama, nor her narcissistic agenda,
denying what I plainly see, I hope she stays away from me.
In what my mother has decided, there is ill logic (a wise woman confided),
for while her child is always me, her husband forever he may not be.
I pity she that feels so weak to know of horror and turn her cheek,
but now I have removed myself. No longer do I need her help.
I warn her of my anger which I have not quelled--and should I bitch,
I would hope she's not in my way. I don't have time for her today.
Perhaps tomorrow it will change, and until then I will maintain:
I do not like her, Sam I Am, I do not like that JennyAnn.


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by wally

I feel the anger in this poem...It must be hard to be a teen in these many families split and get new partners ...and some come with kids , who invade your space...everyone must work at respect and love to get one said it was going to be easy...Kacee

( Posted by: nitz kitty [Member] On: June 26, 2006 )

teen drama
Maybe I am a conventionalist on this topic, but I would always listen to my mother and heed her words. Though there might be poison in her bile words, remember the snakes; of their deadliest, their poison is the only cure to their venom.
But I understand your view, it is hard to live these days as a teen.

( Posted by: Siah [Member] On: June 26, 2006 )

Uncovering the Meaning
You have probably heard the 'honor your parents' law of God, and I can see that you know the disclaimer: not everything is honorable, even if it does come from authority. I also liked the imagery-it made the poem the burning flame it is.


( Posted by: ArsPoet2789ica [Member] On: June 26, 2006 )

Wally and Wally 5
I like this poem. I've always liked the Sam I Am rhyme of Dr Suess fame that you used to inspire this poem. I think you did a good job.
I noticed that you have the same avatar name as someone else on Lit.Org who commented on my poems once? Only the other Wally is a guy I think.

( Posted by: Legs [Member] On: June 26, 2006 )

I don't really understand this piece, but it strangely reminds me of a bad trip (being drunk etc etc)

( Posted by: Siah [Member] On: June 27, 2006 )

Sorry about that Wally
this comment is for another piece. 1 am, my head hurting, mistakes like this can happen. please forgive.

( Posted by: Siah [Member] On: June 27, 2006 )

you are not alone...
many teens me being one, find it strangely hard to get along with what goes on at home and we sometimes take the anger and resentment too far that it trinkles down to our own lives and we ourselves are in despair and ruin if we let its lasting affect ground us, its ok not to like the things that poele(our parents) may do our even say to us our even accept all the while still loving them because they are who they are...

its ok. i liked the poem it waws a good read.

feelings often are.

( Posted by: LMJ [Member] On: June 27, 2006 )

you are not alone 2...
once a teen.

( Posted by: LMJ [Member] On: June 27, 2006 )

Wow, so much response!
Nitz Kitty: You hit the nail on the head. While I never wish that my mother and father would get back together (they split when I was 1), I wish my mother had never met her husband. There is something strangely wrong with enveloping new people into a family. It's very difficult to ever really know the extent a person will go to get what they want. Thank you, it's so great to hear a person who understands.

Siah: You are absolutely right, there are some things my mother says which are wise and important for me to remember.

ArsPoet2789ica: Absolutely. Thank you very much.

Legs: Thank you, you're the first person to comment the Dr. Seuss bit. I was channeling him, I think. Well I'm new here, Wally happens to be a nickname my father gave me. Wally Wimplefordmenson III, actually. I'll check this other Wally out c:

LMJ: I understand what you're saying, and I don't find that removing my mother from my life is putting me into a spiral of self-abuse, and I am being careful to keep it that way. I do love her and miss her, but I cannot tolerate what she has done. Thank you.

( Posted by: wally [Member] On: June 28, 2006 )

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