I Would Like to Understand

by Lady Hoooper, age 14

I would like to understand why you left

I would like to understand how come you didn't say goodbye

I would like to understand the pain, fussing, fighting, and most of all the crying

I would really like to understand if it's my fault -- Did I do this?

But how can I understand why it took you so long to get back and then leave again?

Can I understand why you keep doing this to me -- all the leaving and crying and all the pain?

But on the inside I know what I have gained

I have gained courage, awesomeness, and powerfulness, all because of you

So I would like to understand why you treat me this way -- Everyone knows you're nothing without family, so right now you're nothing without me in your life

So, I think I do understand!!!