Mummy, Daddy – 1979

I keep on wishing that you’ll love me
But my wishes don’t come true
I promise, I try so very hard
But you hate everything I do

I keep hope alive inside my heart
Without a reason to believe
If it was not for poetry, my imaginary friend
I would not want to breathe

So I always keep on smiling
although invisible through my tears
Cos I feel whenever I’m around
You’d rather I wasn’t here

Daddy what am I doing wrong
Cos I just don’t understand
Why don’t you and mummy love me
Call me your princess or hold my hand

I’ll try harder to be a good girl
And be oh so quiet when you are near
Won’t you please care, just a little bit
Just enough to want me here

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8 thoughts on “Mummy, Daddy – 1979

  1. This poem is a clear and unambiguous reiteration of the root of my dis-ease . I have too much to say to write it here. Brings up anger, sadness, rage, fear, shame. The deep seated emotional conflicts that persist below the level of my consciousness. Wonderful

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  2. This really resonated with me. I just wrote something on how we are never alone but how i still explode on the inside when i can relate to someone. And i really related to this on so many levels you don’t even know. thank you for sharing your beautiful writing.

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