Tell My Mama I'm Sorry

Updated on April 22, 2018
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BeckyTP formally known as Rebecca Moraa is a student at Moi University Main Campus Kenya. My passion in poetry grew in primary school.

If I die tell my mama I'm sorry

Tell her I died fighting

Please let her know I didn't give up

Let her know my spirit was strong

I never lost; I decided to rest.


If I die tell my mama I'm sorry

Let her know that am ashamed

Because I let her down at the wrong time

Tell her never to forgive me

For not saying goodbye to her.


If I die tell my mama I'm sorry

My introvert self wouldn't let me

Tell her all that I was going through

I didn't want to be a pain in her neck

That's why I sat, waiting to succumb.


If I die tell my mama I'm sorry

Don't tell her how much you knew me

Sit with her by my graveside

But never tell her to take heart

Let her cry, coz I let her down.


If I die tell my mama I'm sorry

Tell her not to weep too much

Because her tomorrow is brighter

Tell her to donate my belongings

Because that's what I lived for.


If I die tell my mama I'm sorry

Tell her to keep them all; memories

Bury me in a blue casket

Because that's what my spirit will love

Stay by her side, comfort her for me.

Questions & Answers

  • This poem is full of sorrow. Why do you talk of death throughout this poem?

    I was trying to imagine dying suddenly and the things I should have done before I died, words I should have said, preparations I should have made.

© 2018 BeckyTP

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      keneth faraja,,,migori 

      5 months ago

      your work is appealing ,,work even more to inspire individuals

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      Steve Bicko 

      5 months ago

      Great work indeed, this is awesome

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      BeckyTP 

      6 months ago from Kisii

      Thanks guys for applauding my work. Let's celebrate poetry together.

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      BeckyTP 

      6 months ago from Kisii

      Thank you guys, don't cry @Adrian... Its just fiction.

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      Erick. 

      6 months ago

      Good work.Keep writing.

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      Dori 

      6 months ago

      If I die tell my mama I'm sorry

      Let her know that am ashamed

      Because I let her down at the wrong time

      Tell her never to forgive me

      For not saying goodbye to her.

      I love this... if i die before thee

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      Adrian Boa 

      6 months ago

      Nice one. I almost cried :'( .

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      Evilicious 

      6 months ago

      Dope

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      Ngaira 

      6 months ago

      Nice piece

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      OCHIENG' OBUNGA 

      6 months ago

      I have noted was written as "waa": I doubt that is poetic license. I also have noted several am sorry. Shouldn't that be I'm or I am sorry?

      Keep writing, Rebecca Moraa.

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