Lessons learned between mother and daughter
|Don’t Ask Why
You say you wish you didn’t have to fight
Every battle that was tossed your way.
You enter every conversation, listening
with distrustful ears, you hear what you want.
You think life false-advertised. The glass, once full,
Has sprung a leak. You fill your thoughts
With disappointed cries. Everyone lies.
You thought you earned a perfect life.
But, you must have been surprised
To find your life is not unlike the rest.
You must protest. You shout and you cry,
To your Creator, you ask why.
Of your own daughter, you must try,
To not ask why.
“Why do they get it, when I don’t? Why
Must I want what I can’t get? Why
Am I given less than I expect? Why
Must I need what they can’t give? Why
Do I fear what I desire? Why
Must I wait so long to get, what I deserve? Why
Must I beg for each hug, for each caress? Why
Must I fight off loneliness? Why
Do I say what conflicts with my thoughts? Why
Does disappointment fill my soul? Why,
Should I accept a lower score? Why
Do I fear that I might die, before
I make my mark upon this World? Why
Must the Great One cease to try, to answer why.“
I am your child, and I must say
Don’t join each battle thrown your way
Life was never ‘win or lose’, it’s more
The way you live your days. The “why” you seek,
You’ll never find. The world keeps secrets
So you’ll strive, to find the magic in each soul.
You have to learn to become whole.
Do you trust what I have said? If so,
Please know you’ve made your mark. You've
Left a child upon this earth, who
learned from you, that she’s enough,
You loved her more than you could love yourself. You
Are more than enough for my sons and me.
So don’t ask why, just be there, mom.
Dedicated to my "Type-A" mother who never let me doubt I could achieve
anything I set my mind to achieve but who had to learn from her kid to choose
her battles and leave some for others to fight.