Treasure Island

Lauren B Called

(Motown)

Baby Girl


sand castles by the lake
drawing by candle light
it was just me and you then
we survived though money was tight

tried to teach you all that I knew
push you in places that made you strong
gave you everything I never had
still it never felt like enough

through my tears I remind myself
that I taught you this
to take a chance and live
even if other don't agree with it

so long ago the roles different
back when he left this place
the pain more than I could bear
but you were the reason I stayed

a couple lifetimes later
doors to the past become transparent
I see what helped shape you
and brought you to this moment

Submitted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 20, 2013
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  • Khairul Ahsan (9/18/2013 8:48:00 PM)

    'a couple lifetimes later
    doors to the past become transparent
    I see what helped shape you
    and brought you to this moment'
    Liked this stanza very much! A nice poem over all. (Report) Reply

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