One Eye

One Eye is a sad story about a boy who is embarrassed by his mother.

One Eye

My mother only had one eye. All my life, I hated her because she was such an embarrassment to me.

My mom ran a small shop at a flea market. She collected little weeds and such to sell. Anything for the money we needed. She cooked for students and teachers to support the family, she was such an embarrassment.

There was one day, during elementary school, when my mom came to say hello to me. I was so embarrassed. How could she do this to me?! I ignored her, threw her a hateful look and ran out.

The next day at school one of my classmates said, “EEEEWW, your mom only has one eye!”

I wanted to bury myself. I also wanted my mom to just disappear.

So I confronted her that day and said, ” If you’re only gonna make me a laughing stock, why don’t you just die?”

My mother remained silent. I didn’t even stop to think for a second about what I had said, because I was so full of anger. I was oblivious to her feelings. I wanted out of her house.

I guess I felt a little bad, but at the same time, it felt good to think that I had said what I’d wanted to say all this time. Maybe it was because my mom hadn’t punished me, but I didn’t think that I had hurt her feelings very badly.

That night, I woke up and went to the kitchen to get a glass of water. My mom was sitting there at the kitchen table, crying quietly, as if she was afraid that she might wake me.

I took a look at her, and then turned away. Because of the thing I had said to her earlier, there was something pinching at me in the corner of my heart. Even so, I hated my mother who was crying out of her one eye. So I told myself that I would grow up and become successful, because I hated my one-eyed mom and our desperate poverty.

Then, I studied really hard. I left my mother and went to Seoul and studied, and got accepted in the Seoul University with all the confidence I had. Then, I got married. I bought a house of my own. Then I had kids, too. Now I’m living happily as a successful man. I like it here because it’s a place that doesn’t remind me of my mom.

This happiness was getting bigger and bigger, when someone unexpectedly came to see me.

“What?! Who’s this?” I said, as i opened the front door.

It was my mother. Still with her one eye. It felt as if the whole sky was falling down on me. My little daughter took one look at my mother and ran away crying. She was scared of my mom’s eye.

I turned to my mom and asked her, “Who are you? I don’t know you!!!”

I really wished that was true.

“How dare you come to my house and scare my daughter?” I screamed at her, “Get out of here now!”

My mother quietly answered, “Oh, I’m so sorry. I must have the wrong address.”

She turned and walked away. i watched as she slowly made her way down the street and disappeared around the corner.

Thank goodness, I said to myself. She didn’t recognize me. I was quite relieved. I told myself that I wasn’t going to care or think about this for the rest of my life.

One day, many years later, I received a letter in the mail. It was informing me that my class was having a school reunion. I wanted to see all my old friends from school so I decided to attend. After the reunion finished, I decided to pay a visit to the house where I had grown up, just out of curiosity.

When I got there, the house was empty and falling to ruin. The neighbors said that my mother had died a few years before. I did not shed a single tear.

Then, they handed me a sealed envelope. They said that my mother had wanted me to have it. I opened it and read the note inside.

“My son, I think my life has been long enough now. I won’t try to visit you in Seoul anymore, but would it be too much to ask if I wanted you to come visit me once in a while? I was so glad to see your face once again. I miss you so much. You mean the world to me. I have always been so proud of you, my son.

I am sorry that I only have one eye, and that I was such an embarrassment to you all your life. You see, when you were very little, you got into an accident and lost your eye. As a mother, I couldn’t stand to watch you grow up with only one eye, so I gave you mine. I never regretted my decision. How could I? When you love someone, their happiness is far more important than your own…”

There was more in the letter, but I couldn’t continue reading. The slip of paper fell from my shaking hands and I collapsed to my knees, sobbing like a little boy.

Comments

  1. reppir666 says

    Soo medical facts..actually you guys have to know you can’t transplant the whole eye as eye is quite a complex organ. The only thing can be taken is the cornea..but if after the surgery the eye catches infection of course you have to remove the eye. This story is the best sad story I’ve read so far in my life..and I know that my mom or any other mom would do the same.

  2. skepticalperson123 says

    Okay can I just say something? There is no such thing as an “eye transplant” don’t believe me? Look it up. It’s not real and this story is kinda offensive tbh.

  3. _moonlight_ says

    Out of this whole section, this was the only story that really made me sad and I actually started crying. Once I read this I went and hugged my mother and told her I loved her. That boy is a nasty bastard, he should have had one eye his whole life because he deserved that and his sweet and kind mother didn’t. But one thing I don’t get is why the mother never told him before. Maybe if she had told him that she gave her eye to him he would have given her the love she deserved and they would have been very close.

  4. Crystal says

    I read this story somewhere before… It’s really emotional and a good story too BUT (You didn’t see the “BUT” coming, did ya? Haha!) this is a website for scary stories! Even if there is some emotional stuff in a story it MUST be scary!
    Don’t you guys agree with me?

  5. Princess_Kristella says

    This is by far the most emotional story I’ve ever read in the whole of my 15 years of life… How could that stupid kid be so rude to his mother… only because of her being one-eyed????😡😡😡😡 This is d most dumb reason for anyone to hate anybody without knowing the reason behind their condition… If I were in his place, I would have loved my mother unconditionally and wouldn’t have let her a slightest reason to cry… I feel so sorry for such a sacrificing mother and d son was the luckiest person in d world who got such a mother… I love my mother really very much…😊

  6. snowwhite says

    this is really sad, how can be someone so rude that ahhh i cant express my feelings, so angry on the boy and so much sad for the great mother…
    but all mothers are great and they can do anything for their children without expecting anything in return….

  7. SweetBlood says

    Why don’t I cry at these stories? Maybe I don’t have the experience…. By the way, I am only 11…..

  8. mr. dead says

    I heard this story in many versions(once in this version too)… But SFK, you are a magician. That was so cool. I nearly cried. WOW!!

  9. TheWomanInBlack says

    so sad! That little idiot boy even if someone I knew had one eye I’d never judge them!!!

  10. dark_angel_love says

    Omigosh I don’t cry ever hardly so I didn’t cry now but woow this is jsu tlike the story blind girl sad :(

  11. candiigirl says

    ;(
    This is the only story that makes me sob. Sorta like the Lion King for me (not the lesson of the story, just the way it makes me cry)

  12. Blooderella says

    Fu***** boy!!! That kind of person has to go to Hell, and boil and burn and scream in agony for the rest of eternity!

  13. Dark stone Maadhin says

    the hell is wrong with that boy the one who he should love most he hates her the f### is wrong with him people like him shouldn’t even be in this world wish that kind mother had a kind son really sad

  14. lizett says

    OMG.That is so sad how the boy was so mean to the mother cuz she only had one eye,when the reason she had one eye was cuz he had an accident.:(

  15. superkid says

    if it was me i would take care of her and give my own eye to her….. i cried…

  16. baloonz_CM says

    This sorry was so sad… I feel like crying after reading this story… I will always appreciate my mom…

  17. Anna says

    it was really hard for me to read that…
    the story is too sad to be read…
    i curse the boy who even dared to think to tell his mother to die…
    even if the mother had lost her eye in the accident, the boy should not have behaved in such a way with her mother…
    she was such a lovely mother…
    and if you are talking about tears, then, yes it did come to my eyes…

  18. GhostGirl666 says

    @Gothic Lolita – sorry I can’t remember the site but I vaguely remember the story (Sorry if this is spamming im just doing a quick recount):

    So basically this man (les call him jack) takes his friend to a graveyard and they see a white ghost woman danceing amongst the gravestones. (let’s call her Lucy) He then starts to tell him a story where he was dating the woman and they went to a party. There she met another man and they started dancing together and the ‘jack’ got really jealous and went to the nearby graveyard and after a few hours, saw ‘Lucy’ drunk walking towards him. he grabs her hands and tries to hold her close. Disgusted, she pushes away, and not realising her own strength falls back on to one of the gravestones and breaks her neck.

    It goes back to jack and his friend and he is saying “and every time I come here, she is always there. Dancing by herself……..

  19. Justwondered says

    So very sad. I could never imagine being heartless toward my mother for ANY reason! He learned a hard lesson.

  20. Gothic lolita says

    N yes im hispanic and…U FREAKING ASS U DONT DESERVE A MOMMA LIKE HER U NEED TO GET UR ACT TOGETHER U LONG TITTIES NO NIPPLES B..OY.srry n the boobs part is from a funny comidian I forgot his name …

  21. Gothic lolita says

    @ghostgirl666
    Where did u read the story dancers in this website n if not then can u tell me were u read it thx a lottttttt

  22. Gothic lolita says

    Omg im still cryin this is my fifth time reading this…mama ur always in me codazon de amo mucho mama de amos mucho

  23. D3AD ALR3ADY X_X says

    i lost my mother on july 5th, so reading stories like this, really makes me sad. PEOPLE NEED TO TREAT THEIR PARENTS WITH EVERY OUNCE OF RESPECT THEY HAVE IN THEIR UNGRATEFULL BODIES!!! Because you wont always have her… :( rest in peace mother :'( I only ever wanted to make you proud of me :( :( :(

  24. Paradise says

    My dad has one eye too…i’m not embarrassed! He lost it ’cause he had cancer so that boy is just a jerk. I heard this before too. So sad.

  25. babykg123 says

    if my mom was in the store acting like a retarded one-legged chicken i would say “woo! go mom” then i would do the same thing ;D nuff said lol

  26. MacabreWolf says

    I think I’m going to cry now. He was so mean to his mother when she only went through life with a single eye just so he could have two. If only he knew…

  27. xXPhantomFangWolfXx says

    *sniffle* I’m crying a little… AND
    @Phantom-Menace-Wolf
    That’s an interesting username you have there. Wherever did you come up with it?

  28. Nikki Sixx says

    Dumb ass Bastard. You could have just dealt with it damn it. >.< Children these days. lol.

  29. QStarrDaze says

    @heydandan, it’s not sappose to be scary just sad… I like this story a lot. It gives off that vibe of, “Don’t judge unless you’ve walked a mile in someone else’s shoes.” it is very sad.

  30. Cupcake_Princess says

    awwww… so sad i was almost going to cry. that boy is vey rude. :’-( i love my mom so much! and yeah this story tells us that our moms give us so much love no matter if we r so rude.. i feel sorry for my mom sometimes i get angry and scold her a little bit like WILL U PLEASE BE QUIET?? i’m so mean i know it.. I LOVE MY MOM!!!! ok should not scold her anymore. -_-

  31. scarycool says

    EVIL BOY U RESPECT AND LOVE YOUR MOM DONT BE A BRAT AND HATE HER BECASE OF THT SHE DOSE IT FOR U STUPED U DONT DESERVE A NICE, LOVING MOM LIKE THT!!!>:(

  32. soulserenade says

    @RonanLovesDeath, i agree with u… but, u shouldnt treat ur mom like that, i mean, she took care of u and all…no matter how much she embarrasses u, shes still going to be ur mom, and well… i burned my finger when i was 2, if it wasnt for my mom, my finger would be bent over and i wouldnt be able to hold things

  33. Jelly_Belly77 says

    That boy is an idiot he shouldn’t care what his mom look’d like, and he shouldn’t listen to what people have to say about his mom… and again like in all the other comments, Very Sad Story</3

  34. GhostGirl666 says

    When my mom had her leg amputated (she was ran over by a car 6 months ago) My brother Ronan a.k.a RonanLovesDeath – he is a user on this site – treated her as if she was invisible. She’s got a robot leg thingy and now he feels really guilty but he’s still embarrassed

  35. XxXxyummycupcakesXxXx says

    Aww, that was sad but yet sweet for the mom to do that, I would never hate my mom, even though there were ups and downs here and there, but I love her!

  36. dragongirl says

    that boy was an a-hole and the mom was sweet i love my mom! no matter what he got what he deserved

  37. DeathBlasted says

    @iamscared Sorry if I annoyed you with my story. I didn’t mean it to be spam. If you think that again I’m sorry. Actually I do care about the story and thought I’d post this little one seeing as everyone might have felt sad. So yeah before you go accusing someone of spam think of the message he or she maybe trying to give

    P.S I’m usually on my phone so my grammar isn’t good (darn you autocorrect) but as I say I’m sorry.

    Good day

  38. Dead Girl XXx says

    I know this story! :D You know, its actually true :( This happened a not-so-long time ago T.T How horrible! He should have cared for his mum other than shoo her off everytime T.T Its heartbreaking </3

  39. Hioneda says

    That boy was so mean. I’d never treat my family like that if they had anything wrong with there looks.

  40. iamscared says

    ugh i hate to be this boy so what if hes mother had one eye whats embarassing ABout the one eye because she gave him one?!

  41. PinkGhostieGirl says

    The boy is horrible! Even if she HADN’T given him her eye, it would still be awful to hate her because of that!

  42. Moon says

    That boy is a disgrace to human society…
    It makes me shudder to know that there are more humans like him.

  43. iamscared says

    when i was young i lived with my grandma for 5 yrs and i have not seen my mum or my dad for 3 and a half years and i used to live in Russia but when my mum wanted me here in England the passport was rejected 3 times but i now live in England with my mum and my dad and my baby sister Bella and i am happy

  44. DeathBlasted says

    Bloody Mary

    Let me tell you about a story. I barely escaped with my life. You all must of heard of bloody mary. Well i have. So i tried it. I went into my bathroom. I said…
    Bloody Mary
    Bloody Mary
    Bloody Mary
    I turned on the lights and a red cocktail drink was in front of me.
    Aw right i said
    I did it again
    Bloody Mary
    Bloody Mary
    Bloody Mary
    Another one
    Yes maybe just one more
    Bloody Mary
    Bloody Mary
    Bloody Mary

    I see a women in front of me. I scream and she does too. She says.
    I’m not finished making it yet!!

  45. So_AWESOME says

    The priest at my church told me this storie!! It was one of the lessons of the day!! I felt sorry for the mom. And I bet that guy felt real stupid. Thats what he gets

  46. IamL.O says

    WOW! THAT GUY IS SUCH A DISGRACE TO HUMANITY. I WILL STILL LOVE MY MOTHER TILL THE END…

  47. SuperFunGirl says

    Awww that was sad and beasutiful i amlost cried i would love my om idc if ppl laugh at me im not a girl who hates my mom just because sh has one eye ill really luv her!!!

  48. Really? Scary? Call me Rose! says

    Awwww I Love My Mum SoMuch I have 2 eyes so we should thank God we have 2 eyes

  49. B-Lovely says

    Ohhh…
    that made me so sad… not really scary, but just… very sad.
    There’s a moment at the end when you find out the truth… you just feel nothing but shock and misery…
    …if that happened in real life anyway. *sniff*

  50. Blood Rose says

    Aw… That was so sad. I mean, the boy was so rude and the mother had no right to be pushed around like that… :( I love my mom no matter what! ;)

  51. Phantom-Menace-Wolf says

    He must feel guilty now if he had only found out sooner he might of been more greatful to his mom

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