Apology

The theme here is Apology. I’ve apologized before, because I’m no perfect human, but I have done my best as a mom, and I do love my kids. ❤

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Apology

I’m not sorry for the toughness
I made you do your chores.
I made you do your homework.
I took you out of doors.

I’m not sorry for the strictness
You had to face consequence
of various misdemeanors
committed with frequence.

I’m not sorry for the demands
I made on you at times.
You had to eat your supper.
You had strict bedtimes.

I’m not sorry for the struggle,
it’s how we had to survive.
It may not have been easy,
but I kept us all alive.

I AM sorry I wasn’t perfect,
though you know every day I tried.
I’m sorry I wasn’t there for you,
every time you cried.

I’m sorry for the times when
I had to stay at work.
I’m sorry I missed teacher-parent
and your scholarly handiwork.

But I’ll never, ever be sorry
that I got to be your mom.
I hope you can forgive me
for the things that I did wrong.

 

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