Tuesday, April 9

All I Wanted Was Your Time by Carole Rae

 All I wanted was your time. 

But you never had the time. 

You never could take a minute.

A second

A millisecond. 

There was never time for me…for us. 

I can’t speak for all, but I can speak for me. 

I loved you with my whole heart, 

But you couldn’t spare me a heartbeat. 

I called and I called and I called. 

I emailed and messaged…but you left me unread. 

What did I do to deserve your cold shoulder?

What could I have done for you to see me? 

I lived my life the best I could. 

I did things that made others proud. 

I was loud 

With these accomplishments

Just so you could see. 

But you still didn’t love me. 

What did I do? 

What did we do?

You found a new family before I was even born

So was your love for me doomed from the start?

I spent my whole life wanting your time. 

I just wanted a minute

A second.

A millisecond.

I just wanted your love. 

I wanted to be adored. 

That is all, I swear. 

But here we are. 

I stand upon this Earth with nothing

But your clock that ran out of time. 

You had nothing to give me but two little gifts….

One, the knowledge that sometimes blood isn’t enough. 

And two, sometimes no matter what I do, I will never be enough.


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Sophia Rose said...

First read this on your Facebook post and it brought tears to my eyes. Resonated because my dad could have been the one writing it as the child which is maybe partly why he was a fabulous parent, himself.

Carole Rae said...

*hugs* I only shared it because I feel like there are people out there that can resonate and relate.

Blodeuedd said...

I am happy that you decided to share this. Beautiful

Carole Rae said...

Thank you B! *hugs*