When I knew she was inside me,
I thought my life was through.
No get-togethers, dances,
Nothing that I could do.
So all the months passed slowly
As I worried on and on
About the end of my young life,
And the end of all things fun.
And then on a hot rainy day,
At the start of a class,
I knew that she was coming,
That things were ending fast.
And soon thereafter, there she was,
Beautiful as can be,
And I knew that I could never love
Someone as much as she.
And in a second, I grew up.
I didn’t mind my youth was done,
For now I had an adult name.
That adult name was the name Mom.
Things moved incredibly quickly
And so I began to feel rushed
From school to home, from home to school.
My cheeks were permanently flushed.
Mom to student, student to mom,
I changed my role so fast.
Indeed, I noticed that my needs
Had to be pushed to last.
I cried some nights, some nights I sobbed,
Most nights I just plain wept.
Out of us two, my daughter was
The only one that slept.
And slowly things got easier,
As I learned a routine.
I stopped the sobbing and the crying,
I lost the urge to scream.
I did stop going out at nights,
And on weekends with all my friends.
I didn’t complain too much, as
I knew it was a consequence.
Slowly but surely, life began
Again at a new spot.
Though it was hard, I liked this place
That I was a whole lot.
I liked it because she was there,
My beautiful baby girl.
And though she still causes some stress,
I want to give her the world.
I want to teach her everything
About the sun and stars.
I’ll also teach her, with a boy,
To never go too far.
And though I love her very much
And would not let her go,
She must know all the things that I
Unfortunately did not know.
That sex too early isn’t smart,
It leads to nothing good,
That she should wait for her husband,
The way that all girls should.
Women’s bodies are a temple,
That’s one thing she must know.
A girl should never see herself
As just some kind of show.
I’ll tell her to respect herself,
To let herself be won
By the right guy at the right time,
And then become a mom.