My Mama Taught Me Well

#Poetry - Mother's Day Is Every Day

~ This poem is for my mother. D.S. Harris

Photo by Geran de Klerk on Unsplash


My mama taught me well

She taught me how to fold clothes

She taught me how to let go

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She taught me how to speak

She taught how to be assertive and not meek

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She taught me to invest in self-care

She taught me how to do my own hair

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She taught me how to grow

She taught me when to learn and when to know

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She taught me how to heal

She taught me how to be still

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She taught me to follow my passions

She taught me to never sit and do nothing

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She showed me the beauty of books

She showed me how to cook

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She always stressed how essential it is to read

Looking back, without books, I wouldn’t be me

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She taught me how to network

She taught me to be independent and to work

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She taught how to have firm boundaries

She showed me what it looks like to be genuinely happy

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She taught me when it’s time to go

She taught me to stay when everything is gold

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She showed me what it looks like to survive

But she also showed me what it looks like to thrive

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She went through incredible pain

But somehow she made it out, sane

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She taught me how to mend my wounds 

When I’m alone, or feeling blue

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She taught me how to use my pain

To learn from it, and turn it into something gained

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She enabled me to learn everything I know

She taught me what it means to truly be me

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Through the years, she taught me the importance of facing fear

I wouldn’t be me, without her

I wouldn’t be where I am, without her

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Thank you, mom

Happy Mother’s Day Today Because Every Day Is Mother’s Day.


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