Thursday, June 24, 2010

Between the Lines


How can I love you when you did not hold me?
You gave me life
How can I love you when you left me to wander?
You brushed my hair one hundred times at night
How can I love you when you did not protect me?
You had supper on the table every night
How can I love you when you did not support me?
You gave up your dreams to raise me
How can I love you when you did not wipe my tears?
You told me that my father adored me and admired me
How can I love you when you destroyed my art?
You have thanked me for teaching you how to be happy
How can I love you when you mocked my dreams?
You are proud of the woman I have become
How can I love you when you betrayed my secrets?
You love my children unconditionally
How can I love you when you told me I did not matter?
You told me I was an exceptional mother
How can I love you when you still don’t listen to me?
You are happy that I have a good life

I can love you because I can read between the lines.

7 comments:

zoom said...

Oh, this one resonates with me.

skylark said...

Brilliant!

XUP said...

Very nice!

Anonymous said...

This leaves me taking stock. Thanks.

grace

Pearl said...

powerful. think this italics was what my dad was saying with his life.

Zchamu said...

Bang on. Loved your readings at BOLO.

Woodsy said...

Thank you all... <3