“My Dear Child” by Alissa Demars

My dear child, let me try to explain
I sit here hiding behind this terrible pain.
I let you down in so many ways
Now I sit here alone, counting the days.

My dear child, I remember all the things I did wrong
Just wanting you home, where you belong
I hope someday you understand why
I hid behind this terrible lie.

My dear child, I realize how selfish I became
Because of this, your life will never be the same.

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