Mom to Daughter

You can come home anytime
There’s no shame in that.
Not if you’re in need
And really want our help.

Don’t know what to do.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way.
But I will continue to pray
Day after day.

I’m still here.
Always will be.
But the rules aren’t
All yours to make.

We are people too.
We feel, we hurt.
But we love you
Want you to know that is forever.

I am distraught.
But that is not yours to fix.
Do what you need to do
Find your own way.

Please please remember
That you always have a place.
Never knew a hurt that cuts so deep
But I’m letting you go.

You know where we are.