Jul 8, 2018

Fool's Gold

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Hey I'm glad you called

I know, it's been a while

Thanks for asking, yeah, I'm doing fine

No I wasn't busy, I can talk a bit

I'm off work today so I've got some time


What's it been? I think 10 years

Your voice still sounds the same

You're doing well in Hollywood

You've earned your share of fame


Yeah we've seen you in the movies

She remembers who you are

She tells all her friends

That her mom's a movie star


But all that fame and fortune

That you've worked hard to attain

It doesn't mean a thing to me

When our daughter signs your name


Stars come and go into the night

Some slowly fade while some burn bright

I've been here to wipe her tears

And you've been gone for years

This is really getting old

Yeah, you might be a star that's true

But you shine just like fool's gold


She sees you on the big screen

She smiles in adoration

She signs "why won't mommy come back home"

I have no explanation


I know you had your reasons

But what you fail to see

You broke two hearts the day you left

Mine and Anne Marie's


I never thought to hold you back

Perhaps I should have tried

Because almost every day

I wipe the tears our daughter cried


You never took the time to learn

How to talk in sign

She thinks that you're ashamed she's deaf

Since you've been gone a long long time


Stars come and go into the night

Some slowly fade while some burn bright

I've been here to wipe her tears

And you've been gone for years

This is really getting old

Yeah, you might be a star that's true

But you shine just like fool's gold


Maybe you'll come back one day

But I'm not gonna lie

The last time that we'll ever see you

Was when you said goodbye


You've missed all of her birthdays

And countless other things

That mothers should be there for

First steps, first words, first everything


So you keep doing your thing

As if we don't exist

But know we both still love you

And you will still be missed


Anne Marie and I still love you

But if the truth be told

Yeah, you might be a star, for sure

But you shine just like fool's gold


You might be a star, that's true

But you shine just like fool's gold



Jul 10, 2018

Wow... heartfelt and heartbreaking...

Jul 12, 2018

Simply amazing poem and such a saddening situation for any family, spouse or child to have to go through. This poem truly gives depth to the meaning of 'fools gold.' Thank you for sharing this with the community, we appreciate it!

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