|Though life has saddened your
And pain has nestled near your heart,
You've given me your happiness
As my poor life has come apart.
I never thought that I could watch
My child suffer helplessly,
But you have two that you must watch:
My daughter Tiffani and me.
It's bad enough that this divorce
Has ripped out all my happy years.
But what has my poor daughter done
To inundate her life with tears?
I try to have the strength and faith
To hope, to love, and to forgive.
And then I watch my daughter weep
And wonder why we all must live.
I cannot think what I would do
If I could not this torment share.
I did not ask, but still you came.
I needed you, and you were there.
Sometimes I fear I should have tried
To keep you from this dreadful night.
Yet I would die without your love;
Its beauty is my only light.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon