Jeffrey Pipes Guice

New Orleans
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But I’ll Endure

The changing of happiness to a deepened sorrow...
Living today as if there’s no more tomorrow...
Offering reflections of my deep depression...
Being a parent as a mere concession... but I’ll endure...

The daily phone calls and letters that never arrive...
As if my children no longer feel that I’m still alive...
Did I abandon them as I constantly blame myself... am I at fault...

Take me back in my thoughts
To a time of lost happiness...
To a place when my children
Looked into my eyes with unconditional love...

The changing of happiness to a deepened sorrow...
Living today as if there’s no tomorrow...
Offering reflections of my deep depression...
Being a parent as a mere concession... but I’ll endure...

The photographs that never were taken...
The memories that are now forsaken...
The hugs and kisses that were never shared...
Would life be worth living if my children no longer cared... am I at fault...

Take me back to a time of laughter...
To a place when we ere together...
Take me home to where my children were safe...
When there was a time that I was their protector...

The changing of happiness to a deepened sorrow...
Living today as if there’s no more tomorrow...
Offering reflections of my deep depression...
Being a parent as a mere concession... but I’ll endure...

Ⓒ 2020 Jeffrey Pipes Guice
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