I remember you as a baby
so wistful and full of charm
An enticing little infant,
free of fear and alarm.
But even then, you seemed to cry...Love Me!
...Keep me safe from harm.
Then the babe became a toddler,
so quick and bright
My, how you would defend
and just as quickly, possess and fight
Still, you seemed to cry...Love Me!
...Protect me with all your might
Into school you strode,
an absorbing youngster
Amid your home's melee, you stood
with all the strength a child could muster
Then yes, you did cry...Love Me!
But, mommy far away, did not saunter
What a travesty,
even in pictures, the pain was there
A child seemingly abandoned,
no one to really care
A desolate wail went up...Love Me!
Please mommy, come...wipe my tear
Through adolescense, you plundered on,
despite the sexual abuse
Into your teens and then an adult
a personality developed, reflecting the misuse
You went on, ever pleading...Love Me!
Then you thought, the bottle would provide the fuse
Some took advantage,
albeit, valiantly you fought
giving what you could to motherhood
You groaned, through clenched teeth...Love Me!
And tho' mistakes were made...it could not eclipse the good
So here you are,
having tried at love again and again
You now question...wondering wretchedly,
Dear God when, if ever, will I win?!!
Deep inside, achingly, you lament...Love Me!
I'm tired, my future, you say, in many ways, seems so dim
But, won't you consider, my child
that there is One who knows rejection,
just like you
There is One that waits to be endeared
and be acknowledged too
There is One that cares,
but only your back He sees
He suffered and died for you
and went to Calvary
He stands, and calls out gently...