Deserted By Love

They left me.
God, they left me.
They just up and abandoned me.
What did I ever do to them?
I only loved them.
They just couldn’t love me back, I guess.
God, it hurts.
I’m only a child.
Why did they leave me?
It hurts so much.
My own parents… deserted me.
They gave their own blood away.
What did I do?

10-6-91 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)