Poem: A Child's Heart


I drew inspiration from the events of this week one evening. I was lying in my room and thinking about what all we had experienced when the words just began flowing:

“I’ll love you forever,” some mothers will say

But sometimes that is just how it goes

I did not mean to leave you alone all this day

But the heart of a child knows

“This mess is your fault, I wish you weren’t here

This isn’t the life that I chose.

I’m stuck raising you, through all of MY tears”

But the heart of a child knows

What life do they have when mom says that she’s through

Another child to the system she bestows

“You’ll like the kids here, they are all just like you.”

But the heart of a child knows

Now we can all help, we can break through that shell

The attention we give to them shows

Though our skin might be different, our cultures as well

Still the heart of a child knows

Love matters the most when it’s given to others

And through time it continually grows

‘Til finally one day she will call YOU her mother

Because the HEART of a child knows.

Originally published by the Fatherless Foundation

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