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The One Poem You Need to Read About How Moms Have to Lie to Their Kids

Portrait of a mother and her son, having an easy walk on a sunny winter day in the city

Everyone always says that no one reads poetry anymore. Well, that’s just not true. Maybe I’m biased because I’m a poet, but with social media making everything easy to share, poetry is making a huge comeback. This is why Maggie Smith‘s poem “Good Bones” has quickly become viral since its publication only a few days ago.

The poem addresses what moms, and all parents, have to do everyday: They comfort and love their kids. And sometimes, that means you have to lie to your kids about the harsh realities of life. But, I don’t want to ruin the poem too much, so read it for yourself below:

Doesn’t it just hit you right in the heart, and squeeze until you feel like you can’t breathe? That’s how we feel.

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