Abandonment Poem

When my son was about a year old, I sat him on my lap and wrote this poem. His father abandoned us with no goodbye when he was only 4 months old and I was 6 weeks pregnant with our second child.

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A Stranger You Didn't See

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Published: January 2011

If you saw me on the street
Would you stop and talk to me
Or would you look right past me,
A stranger you didn't see?


I often think of you,
Do you ever think of me?
One day I hope we meet again,
You'd be so proud of me.

I want to share so much with you,
Like all my favorite things.
There's so many things we could do,
So much you haven't seen.

Ten months ago,
You left us all alone.
Not even five months old then,
Mommy six weeks pregnant
And alone.

I always wonder why
My daddy went away.
Mommy says you love me,
And you'd be back again someday.

So do you ever think of me?
The way I think of you?
Mommy says I look like you,
Do you think so too?

Time goes by so fast,
I'm growing every day.
I will look very different soon,
That's why I wonder more each day...

If you saw me on the street
Would you stop and talk to me
Or would you look right past me,
A stranger you didn't see?


Written for Axaii

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