Thursday, February 13, 2014

Stranger in Her Eyes: A Single Mother's Poem

Leilani's dad is not in her life. He makes what I call possible seasonal or camio appearances.

After a conversation we had the other night I wrote a little poem about it and shared it with the wonderful blog Beyond Baby Mamas. 

Let me know what you think.

Stranger in Her Eyes: A Single Mother’s Poem.

Single mother doing an amazing job but I can’t and won’t do your job.
“Saying ‘daddy’ feels funny to me
because he doesn’t call and I don’t see him, Mommy.” 
Bedtime conversations where she wonders why she even calls you dad. 
While her expressing her point of view affects me,
really, it should affect you. 
But it doesn’t and it won’t because you’re not around. 
Random phone calls you think are great aren’t
doing anything for her to reaffirm your place in her life. 
The presents, cards, “just thinking of you text” never come,
so really you’re just someone else to her it seems. 

Read the rest here.