The Party of One
This was the day for 9 months that I longed to see
You were the one that was meant for me.
Instead I was thrown away and forever shunned
I began life solo as the little party of one.
I soon had a new mommy and daddy
To look at me I appeared very happy
And then the boys’ hands touched me and it was no fun
for the little girl was the party of one.
You were there to help educate our minds
not to tell us, “You’ll Never Be Anything!” time after time.
You lied and told them I was disrespectful and having fun
But the only party I was attending was the party you reserved for just one.
I took you as my husband and you took me as your wife
But what you had in store was not a beautiful life.
You monitored me daily who i saw; what I did and what I ate
All I did was develop more and more silent hate.
I did what you said but it was still my fault
Do you have any idea what lessons you taught?
You made me your dog and to you it was fun
If only they could see you brightly shining at this party of one.
I’ve tried and the answer is consistently…fail
I can’t make it as a friend, daughter or mom anywhere
along the trail.
I long to hear from you just one more time saying,
“I’m here and together we’ll prevail.”
But the grief is so heavy without you that I feel like I’m in hell.
I’ve wished for life to be anything but this
I’ve already fought so hard just to be here and for that I’m pissed.
You all stripped me of everything good and it’s seen everyone
And though we are many, we are still the Party of One.
By: Dana Landrum-Arnold