• when the lights were off,
    and the nights were cold,
    you were no where,
    that i could hold.
    when you were gone,
    and times got hard,
    i guess you were preparing me,
    for a start.
    mother, we needed you,
    i couldn't provide.
    i was young,
    and was hurting inside.
    i was acting as an adult
    when i was kid.
    i grew up too fast
    and you knew i did.
    i tried the best to shelter myself,
    i had to do it,
    there was no one else.
    you said you'd be there
    when times got bad,
    i'll never know
    those problems you had.....