I love my Mami
My Mami loves me
I know my Mami
Will come back, you’ll see!
I was 6 when I wrote that.
No, really, I was.
A couple of years ago my Mam found it and showed it to me, and I typed it up and added it to my collection. At the bottom of all of my poems I put "©" and the year they were written. This one says "© 1991" since that's what the paper my Mam handed me said.
I vaguely know the reason behind it; though I'm not too sure if it's because I've been told, or because I remember. Either way, I was clingy as a child, and drove everyone mad with, "when's Mami coming back?" every five seconds if she went anywhere. When she and my Dad got back together when I was about 6 (the year this was written) Mam left me with Dad and went away for a few days. I didn't take it very well and wrote this poem to make myself feel better. Then presented the poem to my Mam when she came home.
There's a short story I wrote around the same time, which my Dad has. I don't have a copy of that though.
Hey, I did say I've been writing for as long as I've known how!