Monday, June 14, 2010

Brushed Down

Brushed Down

Mama brushed my hair
to create her image of
well cared for, properly
groomed, perfect little girl.
Didn't matter that it hurt,
that I was happier with
loose pony tail down my
back crooked without
added bows and butterflies.
Mama brushed her pride
when she brushed my hair

Victoria Hendricks
June 9, 2010


  1. A strong personal experience poem which also includes a lesson for other mothers!

  2. A striking poem, Victoria. I am sure your mother had good intentions, did not realize the pain!