I’m Sorry

Banksy girl with flower balloon Photo by Karim MANJRA on Unsplash

I’m sorry I was not a better son

Time is precious,

and what’s said can’t be undone
I am not who you thought
I am not who you thought

For I was never born your son

I’m sorry you didn’t want your daughter

so don’t shed a tear for me 
your love was lost in life’s constant toil 
I’m sorry you didn’t want your daughter.

I’m sorry you will not see my joy

my heart is not a doormat,

you do not get to trample her

She needs protection,

so next time you knock

Don’t be surprised the door is locked.

I’m sorry you didn’t want a daughter.

don’t shed a tear for me 
enjoy me as a ghost of a memory

I’m sorry you will never see the woman I’ve grown to be.