Adoption Poem

Adopted Child Misses Mother

I was given up for adoption by my mother when I was very young. I came to the states at 3 1/2 years of age. This poem expresses my message to my birth mother of what I've felt, how I feel now about the whole situation, and how I would feel if I were in her shoes.

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This poem was so heartfelt I was hoping for a happier ending, where the author would have found his mama and known what it was to have her loving arms around him. But now he has a son of his...

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To A Mother I Never Knew

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Published: April 2015

To a mother I never knew,
From a son who desperately misses you.

There were so many times I would imagine you,
But you would never appear.

And there were so many times I would cry for you,
Tear after tear.

I have even begged for you,
On both knees,
To please come save me, Mama,
Please, please, please.

And even as the years passed by,
I would never lose hope,
Because it was hope
That kept this little boy afloat.

I would daydream about the moment
When I would finally meet you,
And how I would cry and be speechless
Just to finally see you.

With my own two eyes,
Exactly how I had dreamed,
Angelic and beautiful
And as loving as you seemed.

But I'm all grown up now
With a son of my own,
And I try to give to him
What I've always wanted in a home.

I teach my son,
From the lessons that I've learned.
I teach him that love can't be bought,
It can only be earned.

I've learned that sometimes love
Is so much harder to show than to say.
That's how I know you truly loved me, Mama,
Because you're not here with me today.

I can only imagine
The selfless love that it took
To say goodbye to your child
And take one last look.

To let him go,
In hopes that he can live a better life.
The pain must've felt
Like a dull serrated knife.

I miss you every day, Mama,
And I hope to see you soon.
But if not,
Then I'll see you in my dreams tomorrow afternoon.

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  • by Anonymous Heartfelt
  • 5 months ago

This was really heartfelt, and I will share this with my friends.

  • by Jac Judy A. Campbell, calif
  • 2 years ago

This poem was so heartfelt I was hoping for a happier ending, where the author would have found his mama and known what it was to have her loving arms around him. But now he has a son of his own and can pay forward all the love. We don't know why our lives can be so devastating, but at least he has accepted and moved on with a peaceful attitude. GOD knows best for us all, and he keeps us in his loving arms. ~Jac Judy A Campbell

  • by DONALD L ROBBINS
  • 8 months ago

This happened to me. I was separated from my mother at the age of 2 in 1935. I was born in Portland, Maine. I'm now 85 years old. I've been searching for her for 65 years to no avail. God bless.

  • by Brenda Howard, Boulder Creek, Ca
  • 3 years ago

This is such a beautiful, yet heartbreaking, poem. I can't help but to cry as I read it.

  • by Brittany Rivera
  • 3 years ago

I love this poem. I can tell it came from your heart.

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