Bad Mom – Spoken Word for Tha.Speakeasy

Old post, but always relevant for those of us who parent while human.

Kitt O'Malley

Prompted by an invite to Tha.Speakeasy Facebook event on April 17th & 18th, I read my poem, Bad Mom, which I’m posting here.

Bad Mom

Bad mom
Selfish mom
Ineffective mom
Permissive mom
Bipolar mom
At times, abusive mom
At times, out of control mom
At times, rageful mom
She’s even hit her kid
She’s even slapped her kid
No excuse
No excuse to hit a child
No excuse to slap a child

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4 thoughts on “Bad Mom – Spoken Word for Tha.Speakeasy

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  2. Laurel Roth Patton July 11, 2016 / 11:10 am

    Thanks for reposting this. What a well-written description of the bipolar mom’s dilemma! I feel fortunate that my daughter was already 13 when I had my first manic episode. Now she’s an adult and tells me I was a wonderful mom. God, did I need to hear that! I has many misgivings.

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    • Kitt O'Malley July 11, 2016 / 3:51 pm

      Good thing she was 13, for she was mature and could understand what was going on better than a young child. You are blessed to have your daughter. No doubt you were a wonderful mom to her. Better to have misgivings and realize you are imperfect, than to insist that those mistakes were the child’s fault. Abusers do not take responsibility for their behavior. They do not seek help.

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