To my Teen girls

Wrote a letter poem ‘To my teen girls’ on the prompt ‘Lovingly, I hate you’ given by the TSL group on Fb

When you roll your eyes
Or turn a deaf ear when I call
or when I'm searching all over for my stuff
only to find it after an hour in your drawer
or lying in your room or your wardrobe
because you forgot to put it back where you found it

Or when you call me and expect me to drop
whatever it is I'm doing and walk off in a huff
Or when you remind me of my vow to abstain
when I'm popping in sweet poison
Or when you look at me with no faith
when I say, 'I'm going to stop,'

I so lovingly hate you

I could go on and on
But you get the idea
and now that you know
You may call me, 'The worst mother ever.'
Or roll your eyes and say
'We lovingly hate you too!'

But if you ever do, I'd remind you,
that no matter what-
You cannot talk back to your mother
And no matter what I say or feel
You must always remember
Nobody can love you as I do

or as much.

Lovingly yours,

P.S. Don’t get me wrong, I understand being a teen is hard too! All Rights Reserved.

12 responses to “To my Teen girls”

  1. anotherkatewilson Avatar

    This is wonderful! I have twin teenage boys. 🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      So you understand 😃. Thanks Kate for visiting and writing back.


      1. anotherkatewilson Avatar

        too well… they steal my t-shirts. Their feet are now bigger than mine at least so they’ve stopped wearing my sneakers when they can’t find their own.

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  2. Infinite Living Avatar

    This is very beautiful and relatable 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you Pragalbha! Do you have teenage kids too?

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      1. Infinite Living Avatar
        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Ah…now I understand🙂

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  3. Mick Canning Avatar

    Yes. I raised teenage girls. And survived…if only just.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Ha ha…then I will too. Thanks Mick for letting me know🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. michnavs Avatar

    lol.. i love this.. i can totally relate

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      He he…so glad you enjoyed reading it Mich. Happy to know I have company. Xxx

      Liked by 1 person

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