BrooksLooks @ Going Away

GOING AWAY
Brooks Bradbury

i’ve loved you and cared for you
every day of your life
i’ve paid a ransom price
to be your mother
a parent, a wife
in the roll of life’s dice
you’ll never know the depth
of my sacrifice

no time for small talk?
nor the details of my day?
so self-important now
you weren’t raised this way

and you tell me how you don’t care
it’s there in your eyes in that blank stare
good luck you’ve had your say
i won’t abide your disrespect
goodbye for now, i’m walking away

i don’t need you
i’m not some old door mat
my heart and I
can’t look back
i’m walkin’ away
my bags are packed
i loved you with all my heart
now I can’t look back

the fuse is burning in your life now
ticking like a time bomb
and you’ll never know how
i gave everything to be your Mom
i gave it all to be your Mom

a mother scorned by her own child
the most painful crime of all
you’ll realize sometime
when your heart’s in free fall
when your friends are few
and she leaves you
and the bills come due
remember that I loved you
you’ll remember things I say
but I won’t abide your disrespect
goodbye for now
i’m walking away

i don’t need you
i’m not some old door mat
you broke my heart
and I can’t look back
i’m walkin’ away
my bags are packed
i loved you with all of my heart
and i can’t look back
let me know when you’re back on track

© Copyright 2014 Brooks Bradbury BROOKS LOOKS

About Brooks Bradbury / BrooksLooks

Words pour forth and end up here. Thanks for visiting, following and for your feedback.
This entry was posted in Matters of the Heart, Modern Life, Sacrifice. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s