When is he going to understand
that life is harder than what our eyes can see.
Its work, its pain, its suffering,
Its love, its time, its energy.
When will he know the struggles life brings
When will he feel the love that I feel
the pain that I feel
the anger I feel
When will he learn the responsibility of life.
Its not always easy to provide.
There are times when its much easier to give up.
When will he have children all his own
and learn to take care of them just as I did.
When will he hold me and say
I love you, thank you for all that you've done.
When will he know that it was all done for love.
When my heart beats no more and my body lies still
Will you still love me?
Will you still see me?
Will you wonder why
When you were little why I held your hand so you wouldn't cry.
Why I would kiss you and then smile.
Life is too short to ponder what, when, where and why.
So I leave you this message
So when you are older and wiser
You'll read whats in it
and maybe then you'll understand
just why I did it.