Tiffany Jennings

The Daughter You Never Knew - Poem by Tiffany Jennings

Why do I keep trying?
Why do I keep holding on?
To a dream that doesn't want me
To a mother who has moved on

You have left me here to drown in my tears
Taught me how to never trust another
Taught me to never face my fears
Just to play it safe, and stay under the covers

Why do you continue to break my heart everyday?
And more important, why do I continue to let you?
I guess now it is safe to say
You are now the mother that I never knew

There are things that are more important now
In my life and in yours
Too bad, mine are here for the better
And yours are here for the worse

So now where does this leave us?
The same place we have always been?
Distant, unsheltered, alone and useless
Doesn't really matter, I'll just do what I always do: bare it and grin

I wonder every single day
If I will ever see the real you again
The mom that opened her arms to me
The one that was a God-given friend

Now, as I lay here alone in the dark
Exhausted from the battle that you have drug me through
I begin to ask God why you make loving you so hard
And why do I even still try to?

You have missed out on a lot in my life
Even though you have always been right there
But all that you left for me was an empty person
Who is too caught up in her own, to even care

I wish I could take these horrible, lonely feelings I have
And shove them inside of you
So then I can go on in my life and maybe be happy
And instead, I can be the daughter you never knew

Comments about The Daughter You Never Knew by Tiffany Jennings

  • Rene Brignone (10/23/2012 3:47:00 PM)

    Wow, that is one heavy piece of work...I can really feel for you dear. If by chance you are the Tiffany Jennings I know from Vallejo and now in Washington I hope you might let me know and we can talk about this if ya want...I am certain this is written from the heart and not a poem without experience inside. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 25, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 23, 2011

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