With your big
Brown eyes
You stare at me
As I put a lock of hair
Behind your ear
And touch your
Beautiful
Pale face
With my hand
'Mommy,
When will you
Smile
Again?'
You ask me
And I swallow
My tears
To put on
A weak smile
For you
'No mommy,
I want a real one'
You say
'One that will
Make me feel
Happy again
Inside'
And I watch
A single tear
Run from the eyes
That I have
Drowned
In
So many times
Before
I quickly wrap
My arms
Around your fragile
Body
And whisper
'I love you'
In your ear
While hiding my face
In your hair
Knowing
That I'll never
Be able
To teach
My little girl
How to
Smile