January 4, 2010


You just ran out on us.
You didn't say good-bye.
Not letting us know you left.
Not showing us you care.
We ask where you went.
We sit and wait for you.
Listening for the phone.
Listening for the doorbell.
Hoping you will come back.
Hoping you want to see us.
Oh why can't you love us?
Oh what a sad day this is.
Can't you see our tears?
Can't you hear us cry?
What have we done so bad?
What can we do to change?
Please come see us mommy.
Please come today.

Copyright ©2002 Ellis William Moore


Snaggle Tooth said...

There must be no worse feeling than getting ditched by your mother. I'm sure that's how the abandoned animals I've taken home felt too... Very sad!

Lynn said...

That is so sad. My great grandfather walked away from his family - my mother is still bitter about it and never met him. It was the hearing of it that made her bitter.

TALON said...

I remember this poem well...and it my heart still hasn't recovered from the time I read it before...

ElizabethR said...

Some things are just so hard to understand.
Many years ago I rescued two little ones from their angry/neglectful dad after their mom ran away. Those kids (now in their 30s ) still haven't forgiven their mother. She did come back some months later, but the dad had run away by then.

I guess the pain never leaves?

Count Sneaky said...

This poem is out of my realm of experience but the pain comes through.

desk49 said...

Yes it is sad.

January 5, 2011 12:12 AM

Sometimes one see the in's and out's
Some forgive, some don't
Sometimes it's the one that stayed,
that should've left

January 5, 2011 8:55 AM

Not sure I have forgiven my ex daughter in-law.
Shame on me

January 5, 2011 9:05 AM

When will the pain stop?
I bet at thirty they still feel it.

January 5, 2011 12:24 PM

Count Sneaky:
It’s okay not everyone has a bad life or good one.
Thanks for dropping by.

January 5, 2011 11:15 PM

Anonymous said...

What are you trying to do Desk 49, make the Loon cry?

Psst Wouldn't it be interesting to have the mother's version/poem running parallel.

desk49 said...

Your wright it
I'll post it


Jannie Funster said...

OMG, this breaks my heart. I cannot imagine the pain.

Very deep and moving, Ellis.

And for you to post the mother's version too, as per frigginloon, Gonna be more tears in blogland.


desk49 said...

No it will be frigginloon version not mine.
She will get 100% credit

JamieDedes said...

This is heart rending, Ellis. The poem and that photograph.

And you got it right: the way it feels and the questions you ask.

Excuse my while I go cry ... Really!

desk49 said...