I Love You Anyway This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   As a child you made me see

that you were my mom but not a mother to me

Yes you were there for me my first four years

Then you left me all alone, did you think that was fair

You told me you would be back for me, that what you said

Waiting and believing, I sat on the edge of the bed

Hoping and wishing that the bed was all mine

But it couldn't and it wasn't, but you thought that was just fine

I had to accept that you weren't coming back for me

But I prayed anyway, even on bended knee

That I would have a mother to be there for me

You, me, my sister, just one big happy family

But I realize now that everything doesn't go my way

I just want you to know that I love you anyway




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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