Accolade

 

The one responsible for my existence
Walked away
Another chose me as his own
Promising to stay

You paid a high price for your decision
That day
The daddy I loved was the one
Willing to stay

To cherish his love I had to experience
The pain
I'm grateful for the agony you gave me
Which is now far away


A hug from a child is a treasure
To hold
You tore a parent's reason for life
Away from my soul

A marriage for life was promised
One day
Another walked in when you failed
To stay

To cherish his love I had to experience
The pain
I am grateful for the agony you gave me
This day


A life of up and down battles
Is just my way
Friends that genuinely love you
Don't run away

To cherish the joy that is felt
Each day
Some pain and some sorrow
Must come our way

To cherish all the love in life -- I had to experience
The pain
I am grateful for the agony in life
Yet to come my way

Property of Joy Elaine -- July 22, 2001
 

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