There it goes again
Seems like a zillion times a day
Why can't she entertain herself?
Why can't she just play?
For four years now this has gone on
Mommie this and mommie that
Before she came all I had to worry about
Was just the dog and cat
My schedule is turned upside down
The moments go too fast
Sometimes I think to myself
Just how long can I last?
My world is built around her
I have no life of my own it seems
Sometimes even when I finally sleep
She is right there in my dreams
I wonder what it is now
I have to go and see
I have to be there for her
For she depends on me
Finally it's bedtime
I'm tired as I can be
I listened to her prayers and tucked her in
Then she looked up at me
Then she said the magic words
"I love you Mommie" and gave me her angel smile
I look up to heaven and thank the Lord
For giving me this beautiful child
Of course It's worth it all
For so much joy does she bring
In my heart I know even if I could
I wouln't change a thing.
I've never been a mommie but I am a daddy and
granddaddy and a great grandaddy.and I wouldn't
want anything to change either except I wish
lived close by so I could hug them and tell them
how much I love them every day.
God Bless all
Jack Young (c)
Used with author's permission
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