‘Why’ By Elsie Cronin
Why don’t you see a Mum doing her best?
You see it differently from the rest
From your madness I take the flak
And patiently wait for you to come back
The worry you cause, the tears I cry
Just to end up asking why?
Why is it so wrong for me to care?
What is it you don’t want to share?
Be careful how you play this out
Madness or not I will shout
I have got your best interests at heart
So come on – make a start
Start to accept with grace
The love and care that I give without a trace
A trace of tiredness and frustration at your place……….
In the mental health rat race
When you come around, as you will
You may well find I’ve swallowed “the pill”
The “pill” of rejection that I receive
Each time you give it there is no reprieve
And so I grieve
Oh well hopefully you will reflect
On the one who sees a speck
A speck of you from long ago
That keeps on making me want to show
Show that I love you without conditions
With all my heart and soul
To you I pledge this rendition