Tuesday, 30 July 2013

alchemy of parenthood

the alchemy of parenthood
it's not something
I ever thought I would
come to understand
the alchemy of parenthood
they tried so hard 
to be so good
they tried so much harder 
than they ever should
to raise us
giving up all they had,
to make us, happy,
and it's just so sad
that not a single one
repaid the whole or part of the sum
of what they had given us
if only we could 
-be so much better than we are-