I suffered a loss, that could have destroyed everything I’ve built over some 30 years.
In very bad shape emotionally,
I came to your back door
and asked for your help.
You were busy and would not let me in.
You kept me standing outside your back door while we talked
I heard people inside so I knew you were busy
All that I had was on the line
if I could not solve the problem I came to you with
all would be lost for me
I would not have come
if I saw some other alternative
You went inside and came back giving me $40. and asked if that would help.
I thanked you, but did not take the money
it was not money I needed
it was help solving the problem
You said you had company and were busy
I asked who
You said your father and his family
So I went away.
My thoughts went way back
to when my daughter was just 4 years old
Her father and I separated
and eventually divorced
shortly after the separation
I went to him
because we were homeless
and on the street
He was busy with his new ‘friend’
they didn’t have time to deal with us
he told me this was just like me
pretending to have a problem
and he sent us away.
Help came to us then
in the form of someone who always loved unconditionally
And gave unstintingly
out of the little she had
and she had very little
so we survived
and even thrived.
WHO AM I?
I am your mother!
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