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Single Mother | Single Daughter | From My Heart To Yours

I write this for my daughter

 

I write this for my single mother

 

I write this for you

 

I write this for me

___________________________

 

I write this on behalf of all those single mothers

The ones who struggle

The ones who cry at night

The ones who care

The ones who love

——–

Where are you Father?

Your child cries for you

Where are you Father?

You’re missing out

——–

My first words

My first step

My first kiss

My first breath

——–

Where are you Father?

You’re missing out

Not around to show me what a man is

Not around to show me how I am suppose to be treated

——–

Where are you Father?

I lay here, broken & confused

Mother says it’s not my fault

That I’m perfect & loved

Mother says not to cry

That I’m to be brave and strong

Mother says I’m not to blame

I must face this head on

————–

Where are you Father?

When I needed you most?

When my first boy crush kissed my cheek

When I need a strong reassuring hug

Where are you Father?

When all I wanted was a dad?

————

Here I stand staring at the world, moms & dads

She’s my mom & dad

Where are you Father?

Were you ever here?

Here I stand staring at the wall, hoping for a shove

Over the edge

Into abyss

Where are you Father?

When it all became a little too much for mother ; where were you?

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No one to hold her hand

We held each other

No one to wipe my tears

She used her satin shirt

No one to carry me to bed

She flung me over her tired overburdened shoulders

No one to tell me it would be ok, even when it wouldn’t

She used her last breath

———————

Where were you Father?

When I needed to be clothed?

Where were you Father?

When I needed to be fed?

Where were you Father?

For those late nights when I fell ill?

For those busy days of concerts & running around?

Where were you Father?

For the best times & the worst?

Where were you Father when all I wanted was you?

——————–

What’s a dad?

She is my mom & dad

What is strength?

She is my strength

What is a parent?

A tired, overburdened, stressed but still-there parent

A parent is my mother

Alone

Scared

She never left me

She stayed

She loved me

She cared for me even when all she wanted to do was give up

She carried on

She knew I looked up to her

She stayed

————–

Where were you Father?

Where were you when she stayed?

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