I took a job, any job to feed my family
I worked hard scrubbing floors Dreaming of better days
I worked from dawn to dusk Ran around to care for all
But no one cared for me
Many nights the tears flowed But I never let you see
I smiled while I cooked and cleaned
Said I wasn’t hungry so you could eat.
I got ill but you didn’t know, I lied to you
. I wanted you to grow, to be the best you could
Forgive me that lie, now that I am old
You are grown now with a family of your own
You visit me on Sundays
You say I wasn’t there for you
I worked for you to have what I had not.
I won’t cry now, you have judged me
What could I say to change your mind
I loved my child, I love the man you are You were my world,
I tried my best.
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