Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Grandmamma, is it my fault that Mama and Daddy got a divorce?
If I had been different would they have made another choice?
Maybe if I had brushed my teeth until they shine
Done my homework always on time
Maybe if I had kept my room clean and done my chores
Maybe I asked for too many toys when we went into stores
I promise I went to school and did my best
I tried to pass every spelling test
I just know it was my fault, Grandmamma, so what do I do?
I heard the whispers and they said they were through
Are they through with me or just each other?
I can't stand the thoughts of not having a Daddy and a Mother
So, Grandmamma, you say in no way it was my fault
And I should never give that another thought
You tell me that in time it will get better
But for now, Grandmamma, I think I will write them a letter
So dear Mama and Daddy, if it was something I have done
I promise I will change and I will be a better son
I promise I will not ask for a single Christmas toy
In this whole wide world I will be the best boy
So, if you can see in your hearts to change this thing called divorce
I know in MY heart we could figure out another choice
Well, Grandmamma, I wrote them a letter
But I don't think things will get any better
Grandmamma, please wipe away all my tears!
Will you hold me tight and squeeze out all these fears?
You tell me adults sometimes do things that is silly and dumb
I guess you are right cause just look what Mama and Daddy have done
No, it wasn't my fault but Mama and Daddy are to blame
Now, I'll no longer hold my head down in shame
No, it's not my fault my family isn't together
So, I will love them equally forever and ever
But when I say my prayers and then close my eyes at night
I will still wish that things were the same and everything was all right
Poem by Phyllis f McManus
Art by Jenny Zovein
Copyright 2011 by Phyllis f McManus