I heard the arguments,

I sat on the stairs and listened.

I'm sorry I know I shouldn't have,

But I wanted to know what was wrong.

If it was me, tell me.

I'll try to be good and do all my chores;

I'll even be nice to brother and sister,

I'll remember my manners and smiles to everyone.

I promise I'll be on my very best behaviour.

Please don't shout.

I don't like it when you fight.

I don't like to see you hit mummy, daddy.

Mummy please don't cry,

Daddy does love you.

Please don't leave daddy, we need you.

I need you.

Please come back.

Mummy hold me tight,

Tell me things are going to be okay.