Thursday, September 6, 2018

DMC: "Me I Hope You Hear ME" by Jessica Bigi

Me I Hope You Hear ME

Were you listening at all?
somewhere amidst
all of the negative
words you heard

they seemed jumbled
with every emotion

I'm trying Mom
under rivers of tears
to be just how you
want me to be

because under all
of our differences
is a love that holds us together
even now in separate worlds

you in the sky and
me on earth
like the sun and moon
being so different
yet still helping each out

Me are you listening?
doubting your needs
against your family's

when they're trying in their way
while you're trying in yours
so jumbled in emotions
not hearing the love

dear Me listen to all things
that seem positive

like the sun and moon
with all their differences
love holds strong
with helping hands

Me listen please
I admit I don't
know all life's answers

Love Me from Me

© 2018 Jessica Bigi. All rights reserved.

Click HERE to read this month's interview with Naomi Shihab Nye. Her DMC challenge is to write a letter to yourself in which you ask some questions that you don't have to answer. (Please keep in mind that your poem does not need to be in standard letter form.)

Post your poem on our September 2018 padlet. While some contributions will be featured as daily ditties this month, all contributions will be included in a wrap-up presentation on Friday, September 28th, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of her latest collection of poetry from Greenwillow Books:


  1. I don't have all of life's answers either, Jessica. But surely we can't go wrong by listening and seeking out love and kindness. Thank you for your beautiful, heartfelt poem.

    1. Michelle Thank you glade you had a nice summer I wasent shore how I like this after I read it a few time it seamed okay so many years of felling in this one

  2. Oh my goodness, I teared up reading this. This whole poem was a heart-tugger for me, especially:
    when they're trying in their way
    while you're trying in yours
    so jumbled in emotions
    not hearing the love

  3. Yes, this is so beautiful and heart-felt. Thank you for sharing it.

  4. Jessica, so heartfelt. Who hasn't been there? We all need to listen behind the words to the "love." Thanks for sharing.

  5. It's a beautifully poignant poem, Jessica. I can imagine your voice, asking, pleading to your mother. That ending is heartrending.

  6. Strong poem Jessica filled with love and soul-searching.

  7. Very touching, lovely, and personal. Thank you doe sharing.

  8. Thank you everyone