I Wept



I wept today.

Unabashedly, with no remorse.

I wept as only a woman can, as only a Mom can, while watching her child hit a milestone.

I wept and I felt…


I have no one to share my joys, my sorrows, my memories.

I am a single Mother.

Their head.

For better or for worse…

I am their all.

Their joys are my joys.

Their sorrows are my sorrows.  

Their success or failures mine to mark…


For better or for worse…



Yo llore hoy.

Sin pena, sin remordimientos.

Yo lloro como solo una mujer puede, como una Madre, mirando su hijo llegar a una etapa memorable.

Yo llore y me sentí…


Yo no tengo nadie con quien compartir mis alegrías, mis tristezas, mis memorias.

Yo soy una Mama soletera.

La cabeza.

Para bien o para mal…

Yo soy todo para ellos.

Las alegrías de ellos son mía.

Las penas son mis penas.

Los éxitos o fracasos mío para marcar.


Para bien o para mal…

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About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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  • Li June 16, 2010, 1:09 pm

    This is painfully beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.


    • Ms. Latina June 16, 2010, 1:37 pm

      Li: Thank you Li for the hugs. Today was a hard day.

  • Ofelia June 16, 2010, 1:38 pm

    I completely understand. You found the words that escaped me every time. Thanks for sharing!

  • Carolyn G June 16, 2010, 1:43 pm


  • Rachel June 16, 2010, 1:43 pm

    Awww Miggy, this a beautiful heartfelt poem. Its gutrenching and real. But I see someone fully dressed in shining armor that takes the ultimate victory. No battle too big or too small shall takeover, you are victorious! I TQM -Rachel. xoxo

  • Michaelle June 16, 2010, 1:54 pm

    As a single mom, I can definitely relate to this. *Hugs* to you, ma.

  • nycgirl0501 June 16, 2010, 2:28 pm

    Awww this is so touching & sweet. I’m sure they love you so much :)

  • Lisa June 16, 2010, 4:06 pm

    Awww Mig. My eyes got watery reading this. I hope you are much better now. I can only imagine how hard it is to be the mom and dad. Single moms have it hard but the ones I know, like you are strong mamis! Anytime you need an ear, I’m here. {{hugs}}

  • Isolated Existence. June 16, 2010, 5:16 pm

    Beautiful! I can relate, thanks for sharing with the rest of the world. :-*

  • Sabrina June 17, 2010, 1:47 pm

    The ups and downs of being a single mother, boy can i relate.

    Hope you are ok, I’m just a call away.


  • Jodi Monroy October 17, 2013, 11:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing this!

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