Authors

PamEla J. Thompson '16, Gettysburg College

Document Type

Creative Writing

Date of Creation

Fall 2015

Department

English

Abstract

The poem "Unread Letters to My Mother" is a meditation on dream and memory and how PTSD brought on by childhood trauma has effected those things within the speaker's life. Each of the seven sections are addressed to the speaker's mother, but the reader knows these are things which are left unsaid, in the darkness, as the clarity and insight they provide into the speaker's life is perhaps too overwhelming for the figure of the mother to process.

Comments

This poem was written for Professor Nadine Meyer's seminar, ENG 405: Seminar in Writing: The Poet’s Voice, Fall 2015.

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