Treasure Island

Patricia Kelley

(March 11 1957 / Oklahoma)

You Admit You Were Wrong


You Admit You Were Wrong
You say now that you’re gone.
That you were wrong,
You say now that you’re somewhere, where you belong.
It took you awhile to figure things out.
You liked to shout.
And get right in front of my face.
You didn’t show much grace.
You were always angry.
And frankly cranky,
I tried to guide your way.
But you were so stubborn each day.
I’m glad that you finally found a place that you can call home.
A place where your mind can safely roam,
I don’t want you to feel alone.
I always wanted you to feel safe and secure.
I just want you to make sure.
Before you react that you always think twice.
I don’t want you going through life like a fool rolling the dice.
Not everyone in life is nice.
I’m trying to give you some motherly advice.
You know that from experience.
That sometimes the people we love, hurt us the most.
We’re the ones’ that suffer the greatest cost.
And wander through life feeling deeply lost.
I know too, what it’s like to be rejected.
And not feel connected.
To be subjected to cruelty.
But it’s our duty.
To forgive,
No matter how dark it gets.
It’s only when we can forgive that we can truly live.
I know this from personal experience.
I know now that you’re with the right people.
I prayed in the steeple.
That God would guide you to the right home and He did.
God will always take care of you, you’re His own kid.
Adopted through grace!
To run the race!
Against time!
Fly God's child! Fly!

Submitted: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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This poem is about a child not being in the right placement and moving on to a new placement and realizing how good they had it.

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