Monday, 30 August 2010

Look up at me
With those soft loving eyes
And know that I can never
Love anyone as much
As I do you

I will wrap your heart up
In a velvet box
And tie it
With a satin ribbon
And keep it with me always

I will hold you to my breast
And keep you safe
And warm
And you will come to me
When the need is greatest
And I shall comfort you

I gave you life
I gave you breath
I helped you grow 
In strength and wisdom
I will guide you
On the path to find yourself
And you shall look at me
When others ask 
And simply say

She's my mum... 

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Please Don't Apologise

Have you ever
Had to say sorry,
Even though you didn’t mean it?

Standing still,
Toe pointed in the dirt,
Reciting the well rehearsed phrase
“I’m sorry”

“But what are you sorry for?”
“Dunno, just am”

I’m sorry for the day
I beat you up,
Stole your boyfriend,
Talked about you behind your back,

I’m sorry I never
Considered your feelings,
Protected your honour,
Spoke up against your enemies,

I’m sorry I lied,
Sorry I didn’t have the guts
To tell the truth
And face it myself,

I’m sorry I made you feel bad,
Sorry we couldn’t talk,
Sorry we left it so long,

I’m sorry I laughed at you,
Sorry I kicked you
When you were down,
When I should’ve been helping you up,

I’m sorry for deserting you,
Sorry I wasn’t there
When you needed me most,

I’m sorry for not
Keeping in touch,
Missing your birthday,
Hiding myself away,

I’m sorry I never loved you back,
You put me on a pedestal,
I would only let you down,

I’m sorry for letting you down,
For not listening,
Sorry for talking too much,

I’m sorry I wasn’t good enough,
Never met your high standards,
Never quite reached
Your impossible goals,

I’m sorry I embarrassed you,
Spoke out of turn,
Sorry I once had an opinion,

I’m sorry I tried to find myself,
That I looked to you
For inspiration,
For guidance, for love,

I’m sorry for trying to be you,
Because I couldn’t quite face
Being me,

I’m sorry I wasn’t perfect,
Sorry I was late,
Sorry I made a promise,
I didn’t keep,

I’m sorry I walked by you,
And couldn’t be bothered
To stop and talk,

I’m sorry you were born with that face,
Sorry I’m not a plastic surgeon,
Sorry, but that’s life,

I’m sorry your dog died,
Sorry your dinner got burnt,
Sorry it didn’t taste so good,

I’m sorry I ruined your life,
Sorry, sorry, sorry,
For your sorry life,

Have you ever said sorry
And really meant it?

Toe pointed and twisting
In the dirt

“I’m sorry...”