How I Feel
by Meshell Baylor
Yes I run around in circles
I talk when it’s not my turn
Sometimes I may seem clumsy
I’m a little uneasy
When it comes to certain sounds.
When you use those phrases
What do you really mean?
If you can try to be patient with me,
I’m sure I’ll get the hang of things.
It might take me a while
But give me a fighting chance,
I have a voice that needs to be heard.
When I am frustrated it’s only because
I yearn to learn.
When I cry it should let you know,
That I do have feeling too.
They’re expressed very differently
But in the end you‘ll see my point of view.
Many times I will talk in scripts
So that you can identify.
There’s so much I want to tell you,
It’s hard for me to share my side.
I thank you for loving me,
You can see that clearly in my eyes.
Even when I look away my love can never hide.
Yes, I run around in circles.
I may and may not talk at times.
Your love gets me through each day
It gives me peace of mind.
by Meshell Baylor, (Inglewood CA)
Everyday I see you
when others pass on by
Your messages may seem hard to read
but a mother knows her child.
It's clear you can see things
that others take for granted
and in those shiny moments
you take of piece of me for the ride.
I thank God for you
for the tears and joys we share
That I have you forever makes me
the luckiest woman in the world.