Child Don’t Cry

She finished school
without knowing a friend.
Didn’t walk the stage,
but walked a thin line;
Some boy knocked
and ran before any door
began to open.

Four letters changed
the road of what could have been,
b-a-b-y,
three months short of a year,
brought for
the rest of my life struggles
about true fear.

No men, no father,
a lonely bird
figuring its new feather.
Teenage dream,
turned into
a couldn’t sleep scream;
All that came out was,
“Child, don’t cry
mommy’s here.
Day and night
I make an oath,
it will always be us both.
Daddy has a new girl,
so he can’t be with
you and I.”

It’s a shame,
I sometimes see him running
when I look at my baby in the eye.

Heartless fairytale
turned into one more.
She told herself
no breaking down,
my baby is growing up.

Sad songs
couldn’t make her feel
the real thing;
No man was gonna kiss
her baby goodnight.

The child got use to goodbyes,
different cribs,
and when she cried
in the lonely dark,
she always knew mommy’s lips.

All that came out was,
“Child, don’t cry
mommy’s here.
Day and night
I make an oath,
it will always be us both.
I can’t blame the rain,
it gave me you, baby.
Let me feel the storm;
Baby, I found love
when you were born.”

© 2013 by Mario Gabriel Adame