protecting your son and giving him
Everything a child could want
to prove that you didn't need
a man to take care of you.
fighting your parents in little ways
while still respecting their beliefs
to prove that you are
a deserving only child
holding and adoring your friends
showing them every day how much you care to see that your heart is
still yearning for that closeness
Taking on the entire world
to prove that you can.
But here you don't have to.
Here you are cared for and safe.
You don't need to be a warrior.
Not for me.
You can just be my friend.
Beth Shaw 07/13/00