Watch Your Back

His thoughts for you: good, not evil
He wronged you in the past:
Broken promises,
Noisy silences,
Everybody gets hurt once or twice
She left, he hurt
Could only love the way he could:
Hard.

Your first step
She was not there
Your first word
She was somewhere
Your first cycle
She was nowhere
Now you say she is the best
While he is the rest
Baby, who had your back?

Love thy neighbor: as yourself and God
She returns always with a smile
Arms wide open you receive her
Blind to all her faults
She chose to leave
Forget not, she dropped the papers signed and sealed
Delivered

Your first scrape
She was not there
Your first nightmare
She was somewhere
Your first open day
She was nowhere
Now you say she is the best
While he is the rest
Baby, who had your back?

Come unto me: weary and heavy laden
He sits back and calls you his baby
You ignore, running to mama
Mama where were you?
Papa out!
The little neglected child once again
Who is going to love you?
Hard. . .

His first step
He is not there
His first word
He would not share
His next smile
He would not see
Now you say she is the best
While he is the rest
Baby, who’s got your back?

Written from the closet of my heart for families. The choices they make. In the end, it is

Family Over Everything

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. opetokun says:

    Poetry with compassion!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. opetokun says:

    Poetry in its sincerity. I was kept in suppense till the end and still hoping for more lines.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. CAMAA says:

      ☺☺

      Like

  3. Steve says:

    This is wonderful…

    Like

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