Mother, I was always Daddy’s little girl
And you were happy the way it was
Smiling serenely when I said I loved daddy more
And saying silently in your heart
That you loved me more.
You saw happily how I danced around daddy
For bringing me the best dress ever
And soaked in how beautiful I looked
In your choice of a particular pink.
You were strict and stern
‘Coz you wanted me to grow up strong.
And strong I grew up to be
But not as strong as you.
I see when you hold back your tears
Every time I say goodbye at the train station
I know the thousand fears you fight back
To smile at me, waving your hands
Walking alongside the train
Which slowly picks up speed
Only to see your girl for a second longer
And hold that image in your heart
Until I return again, to your nest
Your little duckling, to rest under your wings.
I don’t visit, not as often as you wish
But you still wait for the day
When I would finally return.
I will return one day
For your love is stronger
Than anything the world has offered
Till then I want you to know
I love you mother,
Not more than daddy,
But never less than him.