I Live on, for You

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There were days when

I didn’t know what to do,

Or what was happening to my life.

Days were counted, one by one.

Days seemed to stretch to months,

And nights seemed to stretch to years.

Time seemed to move its hands

Like a snail in a race course.

Alone and depressed, I longed a loving arm.

Your arm and none else.

There were times when I wished

Not to wake, but to sleep eternally.

Wished peace would find its way

To end the turmoil in my days and nights.

Yet I dragged on, as I knew

I’d have to finish my race

For I have little faces looking up to me.

With the same longing

To be loved, to be cared for,

And needing a loving arm

To soothe them, and a hand to guide them,

And understand their emotional needs,

And fulfil their odd demands and above all,

To consider them my first priority.

So I keep aside my needs, my woes,

And I live for them, my little ones, and for you

For no matter what you do to me, I love you.

                                             -elliemeg

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