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I stand up for you
A child and nothing more in your eyes
But still I stand up because it’s you I cherish and love.
Daddy, dear, who loved you unconditionally
Who supported you when they didn’t and opened your eyes?
Who gave you love, gave you truth, and gave every ounce of trust they had?
Was it not your child,
Was it not me?
Grandma, my love, who has never treated you badly?
Who respected you and opened up the most to you?
When they ignored your wishes, belittled you and treated you as if you were not a person
Was it not your granddaughter,
Was it not me who did the opposite?
My family, my blood, who has stayed true?
Who has never called a person names and made fun of them when they left the room?
Can you name the person who loved unconditionally and never hurt you
Was it not the child,
Was it not me who stood up for you?
I stand up for you…
But where is the reciprocation?
Your cold shoulders are what I deserve as a reward?
I gave you, and give you, my all
I don’t understand.
Why has the family turned to the child and the one who loved so deeply
And made her the adult and the abomination?
I do not deserve this condemnation,
Not the words you speak nor the actions you exhibit.
It’s the lies you tell Dad,
The lack of support Grandma,
It’s the things you do and say family
That have torn me apart and taken me down.
Not down in spirit, for I still stand.
It’s just that
I no longer stand for you.
My stupid family...grr
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Matthordika Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Impressive... I imagine this being from the point of view of a mother, speaking to her growing daughter. Reminds me of a U2 song.
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Aubundance Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist
Thank you very much! That's quite an interesting take on it but I think that's cool.
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Matthordika Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Well, how did you picture it? What were you trying to get across?
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Aubundance Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist
Well it's about my dad's side of the family. It's basically set as if I were talking to them but I'm not. About how I've been true and good but they are turning on me and making me a bad guy and therefore I won't stand up for them any longer.
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Matthordika Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, I see... Nice. Either way, its a good poem. I'll have to read the others sometime.
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Aubundance Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist
Why thanks! I hope you like the rest.
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Matthordika Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I bet I will.
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