Family I'm Sorry Poem

A girl apologizes to her Mom for saying "I don't love you", realizing how much she really does love her Mom.

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My whole life my mother has abused me and mentally scarred me. I've never ever said I hated her till one day when I was down the coast. I needed the bathroom and asked to go and she screamed...

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I'm Sorry Mom, I Do Love You


Published: February 2006

I told you I didn't love you with a smile on my face
The smile quickly faded when I saw your heart break.
From internal bleeding, your eyes turned red
As red as the handprint you wanted to leave on my cheek
The cheek you use to kiss when you tucked me in' I remember your smile then.
I was ungrateful for anything you did for me
The sacrifices
I took your love for granted
Wiped it off like lint on my shirt
Now you're hurt
I take it back
All that I've said
I don't mean none of it
I love you Mom
More than words can say
Thank you for everything



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  • Maddison Potts by Maddison Potts
  • 3 years ago

My whole life my mother has abused me and mentally scarred me. I've never ever said I hated her till one day when I was down the coast. I needed the bathroom and asked to go and she screamed at me and called me names and shit so I told her I hated her. I always have secretly hated everything she ever did to me, as any child would. I don't regret saying it at all. She did horrific things to me as a child and saying I hate her doesn't as such do near as much damage.

  • Kara J by Kara J
  • 5 years ago

My mother abused me and I left her to leave with my dad and his girlfriend I went to see her a few times and she was acting all normal and happy. When I was waiting for my dad to pick me to move out I asked if I could come back to stay if anything happened and she replied with a sharp no. I think she was happy I was moving but I don't know why, I did everything for her, I loved her I made sure the house was always clean. I would do what I could but guess you can't make every one happy so I sent a letter saying how I hate her and I think she's a coward so I have mixed feelings for this poem and don't know what to do

  • Ariana by Ariana, Indiana
  • 5 years ago

I was walking down the hallway with my new phone and I was about to trip. It was either me or the phone, so I dropped the phone. It wasn't screen crack........but a digital graphic malfunction....permanent. My mother was mad but she said accidents do happen and was still upset with the action. So I was thankful it still worked although I was disappointed that I had messed up. I am not know to mess up and be irresponsible, so we will see how things go.

  • Aimee by Aimee
  • 5 years ago

My mum and I have fallen out recently because I took everything for granted and I carried on though she told me not to. I now feel awful. I was looking for something to say sorry to my mum because I know I won't have any trust from her for a long time now and ignoring what she told me not to is now my biggest mistake ever :'(
Now I have no freedom because of my actions I can't communicate to my friends because my phone and laptop has been taken off of me.
I'm sorry mum and I love you xx

  • Kay Brea by Kay Brea
  • 5 years ago

Thank you Cassandra because you made me do the right thing you are a good example to others and May your mom Rest In Peace

  • Goga by Goga, South Africa
  • 6 years ago

This poem really touched me and opened my eyes, I always took my mother for granted, I don't always tell her that I love her and I feel so bad for that. I am very selfish towards my mother, I am not always grateful for her... and I feel so bad for not telling her everyday that I love her, she had a very hard time since my dad died, I was 4 when he died I am 17 now ...thank you for this poem it opened my eyes ! I will tell her everyday that I love her from now on.

  • Annoymous by Annoymous
  • 6 years ago

I took my mom for granted and I regret everything I said and did I hurt her very much. Mom, if you read this remember I'll love you forever and ever !!!!!!!

  • Annoymous by Annoymous, Singapore
  • 6 years ago

Well, every time I have this thing in my head telling me to hate my mum.....but everytime I think that way, she always talk to me in a kind manner.....I think she can read my mind :/
After looking at this poem, I really wanna apologize to her....Everytime she goes to work, I really feel like crying as I feel that something IMPORTANT is really missing...... Anyway, what I really wanna say is I'M SORRY MUM! I really love you very much. I can't live without you!!!

  • Dana by Dana, Beirut
  • 7 years ago

My dad and mom are divorced so I'm kind of confused so after a year I started to live with my mom but after I got a boyfriend that I really love don't know what happened to her. So she took the phone from me and said you had exceeded the limits of freedom I gave it to you, I'm tired of being the dad and the mom in the same time so I started to say wanna go to dad ! She said that's your life but be sure that the freedom and the happiness and everything your having them here you will not have them there. So I started to cry and whatever so I'm trying to say sorry but she's always saying I Don't accept your behavior. Please anyone help ? and thanks <3

  • Alexis by Alexis, Louisiana
  • 7 years ago

I'm currently nine right now and I told my mom I hated her I told my mom I didn't care about what she said and I was ungrateful for every thing she has done for me and today I regret what I said and this poem really helped me say I was sorry.
so thank you

  • Suzie by Suzie, Los Angeles
  • 7 years ago

I read this and I realized this is my life. I say I don't love my mom. Sometimes I mean it. She never kissed me goodnight. She never stopped herself from slapping me when I was rude, but I do love her. This is the way we made up with each other.

  • Hannah Boagey by Hannah Boagey, Hartlepool
  • 7 years ago

I am only 12 yrs old but this poem has got me in tears it is so sweet and moving !!! It has made me realize how much I take her for granted so I went and said sorry to her and gave her a hug while telling her that I loved her and I would do absolutely anything for her and I now know that I will never take my mother for granted because if I do I will remember this poem because at such a young age , it has opened my eyes so for that I can never thank you enough xxx

  • Deandre George by Deandre George, Treasure Lake Job Corps
  • 7 years ago

I am currently 21 and I was very moved by this because that's exactly what I went through at home with my mom and now that I have graduated from treasure lake job corps I gave my mom something to really smile about. I feel for those people who take their mom for granted. There are some mean and cruel people I wouldn't trade my mom for the world and if she could live forever I would still love here forever. I love You Mom and I hope god brings you healing and health for the years to come and mom I wish I was a better son.

  • Jasmine by Jasmine, Thermal Ca
  • 7 years ago

I love my mom very much and I always take her for granted but 1 day will come when I don't see her face her smile I won't hear her laugh and that will break my heart. So, I need to wake up and realize I won't have her forever. I need to step up my game and show her I changed I need to be a better person and have a better attitude towards her. Mom if you read this I just wanted to say I love you always and forever and I never want to go on in life with out you. You taught me better than being a bad person you taught me to love and be kind so thank you for all you've done for me in life. I LOVE YOU MOM ALWAYS AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hemant by Hemant, India
  • 7 years ago

I loved my mom very much, then I made a mistake I love that girl whom my mother hates. I was arrogant and remained stubborn on my decision even on death bed of my mom. Today my mom is not there, but her memories are making me crazy. I am not able to forgive myself, what I have done to my mom. Mummy wherever you are I am sorry and I still love you. Sorry

  • Corin by Corin
  • 7 years ago

I sent this poem to my Mum on a card with some flowers.

We are finally talking to each other again :)

  • Morocco by Morocco
  • 7 years ago

I was always rude to my mom, though I always know that I'm the special one for her among my brothers. I took her love for granted also. And said to myself that what she makes for me is her duty. I relied on her for everything, and she never turned me down. When my father became half paralyzed, he decided to go and live in the countryside, so he took her along with him. you can't imagine how lost I bacame. My academic productivity was affected due to her absence. I realized her importance in my life. I regret now everything bad I did to her. I need her near me. I need to tell her sorry and admit to her my love and my regret for the pain I caused her. Her golden heart bears anything for the sake of seeing us succesful. She can forgive me. She is the example of mother's love to her kids. So please if anyone has the chance to say sorry to his or her mother, it's so simple so easy. Say it courageously without fear from her reaction, because mothers feelings are the same no matter what their children make them to suffer.

  • Maria by Maria, New Jersey
  • 7 years ago

I said to my mom you're a liar
what should I do now
I know that I'm the starter
I know I have to say sorry
but I just don't know how
and if I try to she won't speak to me
so please someone HELP

  • Fontana by Fontana
  • 7 years ago

Right now I realize how much I truly love my mom !!I think now it's too late she in the hospital attached to a machine that is giving her oxygen to keep her alive because she has something in her heart! I regret everything I've done everything's that's hurt her, if only she could realize that I'd give anything to take it all back!!! :'( MOMMY I LOVE YOU!!!

  • Zara Birmingham by Zara Birmingham
  • 7 years ago

My mum had upset me and I got really angry and I hurt her back and then later I regretted it and felt guilty but she stopped talking to me and I don't know how to sorry. :(
I'm sorry mommy I do love you and I didn't mean what I said it was just the heat of the moment.

  • Yadira Marrero by Yadira Marrero
  • 7 years ago

I realized that I have to print this out and give it to my mom because I'm going thru some trust issues and it's only getting worse I need to show her I love her with all my heart and I don't mean to be a pain.

  • Linda by Linda, Czech Republic
  • 8 years ago

Right now April 14th I said to my mom that I'm not her and won't be doing stuff like cleaning or making myself food or putting my own food on the plate and that made her very mad at me and she told me that she cleaned the whole house with her younger sister and I said well I'm not you and she got even madder than before I want to say sorry but I don't know how!

  • Alexis by Alexis, Riverside CA
  • 8 years ago

I read this poem it touched me but in a different way I'm 15 and I left my mom for a reason!! She was in pain from so much in her life. I was her punching bag. When I read this I felt some regret and I also felt like my mother needs to know how much she hurt me and scarred me for life. I have confused feelings about this poem!! :/

  • Persila by Persila, Canada
  • 8 years ago

This is amazing! It helped me so much and my mom forgave me! Thanks!

  • Gabby by Gabby
  • 8 years ago

Thank you so much for writing that its made me realize how much my mum means to me , and how much she does for me and I will never take it for granted ! I love her more then anything and reading that has made me really think :)

  • Cassandra by Cassandra, North Vernon
  • 9 years ago

I'm currently 16 I lost my mother December 9 2008. I was a selfish child and only thought of myself to be honest. I live in regret everyday because I never meant the things I said to her I was just mad. I miss her everyday I never realized how important she was until we had to bury her. To anybody reading this if your mothers still living hug her tell her you love her. It might be the last time you get a chance to. Don't end up like me, blaming myself everyday. I love and miss you mommy 1965-2008 RIP until we dance in heaven

  • Nikola by Nikola, Perth Australia
  • 9 years ago

This poem is really touching! It's really lovely that you have written this to apologies to your mum!

  • Rosey by Rosey, Pennsylvania
  • 9 years ago

Thank you for this poem! I said I hate you to my mom, and I really really regret it. I never meant it. I love you mom

  • rhonda by rhonda
  • 10 years ago

Thank you, my daughter has done the same and I'm sure she is sorry as well.

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