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When I was sprawled, across the floor

In my dirty nappy, looking towards the door

Did you try to be a mother? Coz I saw a face of another

Trying to mention,  my inner need

by crying for attention, didn’t you see

Did you try to be a mother? Coz I saw a face of another

Walking home from school, U forgot me how cruel

When a stranger took my hand, and led me to safe land

Did you try to be a mother? Coz I saw a face of another

When you forgot my birthday, but remembered theirs

Was I your bastard child? coz you didn’t seem to care

Did you try to be a mother? Coz I saw a face of another

In your drugged up and drunken state, you reeked of melancholy

Scared and childlike just like me, not knowing how to deal

Did you try to be a mother? Coz I saw a face of another

When life dealt you a set of cards, you chose to live it hard

I was broken and confused, and didn’t understand the abuse

Did you even try to be my mother? Coz I saw a face of another

Your daughter

© Melanie Arendse

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