"Ode to the Single Parent..."
Whether still living as a couple, or whether you're not
Being a single parent is one heck of a spot
To be put in, feeling dumped on, wondering, "What did I do?"
It's not that I don't love the kids, but it's hard enough with TWO
Parents, both working for the good of the kids
Let alone, dealing with dropoffs, and those visits in the mid
Of the week, though good for kids, sometimes hard on the parents
And sometimes, those visits just don't make any sense
Why, all of the sudden, do they "show that they care"
Looks good for the courts, and the families that glare
And wonder, why is that person being mean to MY "child"
When often, their "child" was the one that went wild
Causing issues, and distance, that if BOTH worked on, could be mended
But for one reason, or another, decided better if ended
Sometimes, the kids become pawns, in "games" THEY don't deserve
And they have forced visitation, while someone observes
Well, you know best behavior will be full on display
And they don't understand why it goes down this way
"My kids always came first, why do THEY have this issue??!"
Sometimes, there are tears, and a need for some tissues
Again, looking the Victim, seeking "sorry's" from all
When THEY were the cause, by THEM dropping the ball
So a shoutout to you all for standing your ground
Where in you, stability and peace for your child can be found
It's not an easy road, or the one you would prefer
But for the sake of your children, maybe will help deter
The issues kids get when one parent battles the other
Instead of remembering they are FIRST, Father or Mother
What goes on between you, shouldn't be for kids to bear
Remember, number one in THEIR eyes is to know that you care
Connie R Jordan... 020819
(originally posted to www.ozerministriesinc.com 021119)