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.”

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“MOTHERLESS DAUGHTER”

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:

*AUTHOR, NONNIE JULES

*The Author’s Story

 *Author Showcase #2

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

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  2. 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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  3. I have read “Daydream’s Daughter, Nightmare’s Friend” which brought up a lot of emotion in me. So did this most poignant poem.

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  4. 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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