For My Daughter

 

Who Am I?First and Foremost:

I am a mother.

I name this first because

it matters most.

Marcia is important!

She is my daughter.

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I grew up without a mother.

She abandoned me

and my four siblings.

I learned how important it is to have a mother

because I did not have one.

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My father needed to immigrate

to the United States.

I was 19.

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Without my parents to defend me

I experience much mistreatment.

Physical abuse.

Psychological abuse.

Emotional abuse.

I want a better future for my daughter.

I don’t want her to suffer

the way I have suffered.

Mother 7-23-15

Quien Soy? Who Am I?

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