You. By Jessica Ball

Posted: September 25, 2009 by gamerqueenjessicab in JessicaB

Remember when you were five years old and everything in the world seemed like rainbows and lollipops?

When you could come home and be greeted by a loving Mom and a tired Dad when he got home from work.

You and your mother would play for hours

Just sitting and laughing

And as you grew older and bigger she taught you life lessons, like she’s supposed to.

Then you turned thirteen and your rainbow world fell apart.

You went to sleep like any other night and woke up to Dad telling you she had gone out the door.

You cried for awhile along with your dad and soon tried to find the strength to dry those tears, more for him than for yourself.

As time went on, she tried to talk to you and make you understand and with each passing conversation you finally got to the point where you couldn’t say, “I love you too.”

Now here you are at sixteen, a smiling teen who puts it all in the back of her mind.

You try to be the best daughter you can be to a father who has tried and failed to be both.

And every time you feel like you feel like giving up, you think of the day she left and find the strength to keep going.

Because you know that you don’t want to leave something you love or cherish deeply behind.


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