Joey Mayorga: “I’ll Never Forgive You”

(“Tomorrow’s Voices Today“ is a new series curated by poet and educator Mike Sonksen.)

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I’ll never forgive you,
I’ll never forgive you.

You chose alcohol and drugs over me,
And you we’re never there for me in my time of need.

You may have been the woman that gave me birth,
But you never did consider to stay to see my worth.

What happened to all my long-lost sisters and brothers?
They’ve all been adopted into families with different fathers and mothers.

How could I call you a mother, you didn’t take care of me responsibly,
And you also made me feel so much pain constantly.

And for that,
I’ll never forgive you,
I’ll never forgive you.

When you and my father divorced, you gave me to him,
And you wonder why I say forgiveness is my sin.

You were always convinced that I wasn’t worth the time.
And now that you’re useless to me, you keep wasting my time.

You were never a mother, you never deserved that title.

You didn’t care, because alcohol and drugs were your real children,
So just remember that when you are unable to see your grandchildren.

Being a mother is what you wanted to claim,
Well, that’s a shame.

Considering you were always so vain,
You used it as an excuse to bring me pain.

And for that,
I’ll never forgive you,
I’ll never forgive you.

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