ADOPTION PANTOUM

Written by: VICTORIA PEURIFOY

Adoption Pantoum 
By Victoria H. Peurifoy © 8/2010

His conception was a surprise 
Mom is mad as hell, wants me under a jail 
Daughter ages ten years in the process 
Marriage is not in the plan 

Mom is mad as hell, wants me under a jail 
Counselor is making suggestions 
Marriage is not in the plan 
Give up the child or keep the child 

Counselor is making suggestions
Takes one time to make a mistake 
Give up the child or keep the child 
Want to go to the prom in a dress bordered in daisies. 

Takes one time to make a mistake 
Give up the child, make mommy happy. 
Want to go to the prom in a dress bordered in daisies. 
Don’t tell daddy, he’s away, doesn’t need to know 

Give up the child, make mommy happy. 
Sign away your first born and mourn 
Don’t tell daddy, he’s away, he really doesn’t need to know 
I heard he was trying to reach me

Sign away your first born and mourn 
When he searched for me, mom sent him away 
I heard he was trying to reach me 
Wonder if he’s fair, brown eyes, and can sing?

When he searched for me, mom sent him away 
They changed his name, took away the one thing I gave him
Wonder if he’s fair, brown eyes, and can sing?
Take away the shame, the blame and the pain. 

They changed his name; took away the one thing I gave him 
Friends cried for him and me when they saw him. 
Take away the shame, the blame and the pain. 
Lord, will I see my son before you take me away?

Friends cried for him and me when they saw him. 
Daughter aged ten years in the process 
Lord, will I see him before you take me away?
His conception was a surprise.