Poetry: You Made Me by Amanda McDonald
Facebook communities have a wealth of good writers. This is why we scout so hard online to bring you new reads, new poetry, and introduce you to more great reads and the authors who write them. Today’s poem, You Made Me, is a nostalgic peek into what it’s like to become a mother, from the imagination of Amanda McDonald.
Amanda MacDonald lives in Alberta, Canada, enjoying the prairie life. She shares her home with her husband of 10 years, her son and her many pets that keep her on her toes. As a teen she always enjoyed writing poetry to help her express herself and get her through teen life. Years have passed, and after deciding to write a short story on a whim one day, she picked up her pen and has yet to put it down. Amanda enjoys dabbling in poetry when she isn’t working on her novel or blog or busy being a mom, and especially likes writing poems about things that are near and dear to her.
You Made Me
Without you in my life I was complete but not whole,
I was searching without knowing, that you already lived in my soul.
A part of me down in my core, craved you and needed you to be,
My child, and my saviour, you came, you made me.
As your mother, as your protector, I will be here day and night
To guide you, and to shepherd you, I’ll make sure you’re alright.
You will love me, and you will hate me, and you will push me away,
But its normal, and it’s natural, I will trust that you’re okay.
Remember my child when in times of trouble, you can always come to me.
You are never too old to need your mom, I didn’t just make you, you made me.