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Words a Mother Never Heard (Wattys2016)

Words a Mother Never Heard (Wattys2016)

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Nikki D. Allen By NikkiDAllen Completed

A young woman who was always the life of the party, quick to tell a joke, always smiling and happy, tragically dies at age 23. What her mother found after her death reflected a much different young woman, her poetry. Her words showed a young woman crying out to feel loved, wanted, beautiful and worthy. Struggling to accept herself as the wonderful, happy, beautiful young woman everyone else saw her as. Her words reflect the pain and torment she allowed another to cause her. It is her mother's most heart felt desire to reach even one young person struggling to accept themselves. To encourage them to open up and talk to someone, to know they are never alone, to know their feelings are validated. She also hopes to reach a mother that perhaps feels her daughter is perfect and completely in charge of her life, as mothers often do. After reading her poetry, hopefully it will facilitate conversation, confirm unconditional love and help to end words that a mother never hears. I am her mother and these are her words.

NikkiDAllen NikkiDAllen Apr 07
I know the pain of her loss will be with me until the day I die.
For me, loss is something that doesn't get easier to deal with over time, instead it becomes less of priority over years.
I am like her and i will figure out who i am and who i want to be before i get to be a senior
I'm very sorry for your loss, deepest condolences. This is sad, yet touching
hanmaslah hanmaslah Apr 20
I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope the more you write, the lighter it will become. I enjoy your writing
NikkiDAllen NikkiDAllen Dec 23, 2016
It means the world to me to know Nichole's poetry touches you so deeply.