Author Showcase – @nonniejules #RRBC #RWISA #Poetry

The poem below, “MOTHERLESS DAUGHTER” was written by/for  Maiya, the main character of my novel, “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND.”



I am a motherless daughter…

Born into the arms of hate, jealousy, and confusion

Separated from the love that a child needs, from the owner of the womb that bore her.

I was always alone.  Fighting, screaming, crying out for her to look at me, see me, love me.

I am a motherless daughter…

Fearful of her eyes, her lies and her hateful tongue

Placed in a corner, ignored, beaten by words meant to tame an unruly animal, who’s hungry and just needs nourishment.

I am a motherless daughter…

Trying hard to hide the shame of bearing such title;  unfit to walk among those who live in love, where sunshine resides and hope is a given.

For where I come from, there is no hope .. .just hopelessness … for me, a child born of a mother who despises her being, her breathing, her life.

I am a motherless daughter…

Sunshine knows not where I live, only dark, ugly clouds which follow me around, taunting, jeering, sneering, causing me to yell up to the heavens … “Why, why me?”

I am a motherless daughter…

From the land of motherless daughters, where we are cast, thrown about and left alone for the world to prey upon, for that protection which is expected from a mother’s love, we know not

What a sorry lot…

When you are born a motherless daughter.

~ Author, Nonnie Jules

To learn more about Nonnie:


*The Author’s Story

 *Author Showcase #2


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  1. This is such a heart wrenching poem, Nonnie. So sad when a mother rejects her child.


  2. Oh, Nonnie, the emotion drips from these words and breaks my heart. Every mothering instinct I have came alive as I read, and I wanted to take that child and hold her and love her. Thank you for sharing!


  3. Hi,
    So sad and it hurts. It’s a pain that some never work through.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat Garcia


  4. What a powerful poem, Nonnie! It contains so much emotion. Great job! 🙂


  5. A beautifully heart-wrenching poem, Nonnie.


  6. Congrats to Nonnie Jules!


  7. What a beautiful and heart-wrenching poem. These words are going to haunt me a while.


  8. Ahhh Nonnie, so well stated that it made me shiver, brought back memories I’d thought I had tucked away–but that never happens. I gave my own mother a gift before she died. I told her the lie she needed to hear. “Yes, Mom, you were a good mother.” It cost me nothing for she had long since killed the love in my soul for her. I became the mother I yearned for her to be.And she died, needing to believe the lie. This poem really moved me.

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  9. Having read your gripping novel, “Daydream’s Daughter, Nightmare’s Friend”, I find this poem especially moving, Nonnie. I hope that someday you will publish more of your poetry – and I’ll be first in line to purchase it!

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