Always, we were with one another
Holding hands, braiding ones hair, painting our toes
We were bonded closer than any mother daughter goes.
Your pain was my pain
When you yearned I yearned
As I cried you cried
And when I learned you learned.
You adored me, saying I was a golden child
Showering me with hugs, kisses, presents, and adventures
Slowly I grew spoiled and acted wild
Yet you never sat me through lectures
Why were you my best friend?
Why did you allow me to do what I did?
Didn't you notice my attitude start to bend?
Was that disappointment that you hid?
I don't understand mother as why you raised me like this
Other kids were spanked, yelled at, and grounded
Were you just trying to see the world in bliss?
Did you not believe you were bounded?
You protected me, fed me, gave me the works and more
Yet I swallowed all that down and starved
I was spoiled mother, all those things bored me to the core
Yet all the love you gave me made you scarred.
Slowly we drifted apart
I want you braiding my hair like you once would
Mother I don't even know where to start...
I would take back everything mean I once said...only if I could.
I want you here even if it sounds selfish
Then I look back at all of our journeys
Mother...I need you...I’m helpless
They just wheeled you away on a gurney
No matter how much I cry and plead for the old days to come back to me
I'm always haunted certain memories
Your pain was yours
When you yeared I laughed with others
When I cried you cried
You were my shoulder through everything, only if we were each others