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My kids Left Me Here

My kids left me here

Looking out the window while
Tears run down my face
Seems like years have passed
Many, Many days
I stare at the photo on 
The dresser by my bed
Empty on the inside
Feeling like I’m dead

I know I am old, and
Feeling sorry for myself
There is pain in loneliness
And sorrow in death
This is not my home I
Don’t belong in this place
My kids left me here
Because of my age

They say I get in the way and
The burden of me goes deep
When I drop things
 I never pick it up
And their kids can never sleep
I scrub floors, worked my
Fingers to the bone
Trying to put them through school
And give them a decent home

A lady came to visit one day
I still know not her name
She said: where is your family
Is the reason still the same?
Seem like you haven’t had a visitor
In a long, long time
Things look worse to you
But believe me, it’s fine

My kids left me here, ten years ago
Why they left me here
I really want to know
I did my best to raise them well
Where they are now, only 
God can tell
I got a letter from my daughter
Almost five years this day
She ramble on about her happiness
But nothing else to say

Why did they leave me
In this place call home
For ten years now I 
Have been left alone
How can you put away someone
You say that you love
How can you leave them 
Unhappy in this world

Will I see my kids again
Before it’s too late
Will I be able to picture their face
Before I walk through Heaven Gates
I will always hold them close 
In my heart so dear
The only thing I know: is
That my kids left me here

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  1. Date: 1/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
    So pitifully sad..I know this goes on all over the world, but its hard to understand. Well done. BG

    Williams Avatar Lillie Williams
    Date: 1/25/2013 6:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Barbara. I know a lot of children that has put their mother away and never or hardly goes to see them. It is so sad because this is their parents we are talking about, they deserve better. When my mom got bed confined I quit my job and stayed home with her, and cared for her until the Lord call her home. Thanks so much for stopping by Barbara, you are always welcome.