I was glad i was to be your little girl
We would have had so much fun
playing Barbie dolls and sewing dresses
But you frowned deeply
when you saw the colours change
Why, mummy, why didn't you welcome me?
I was looking forward to meeting Dad
A tall strong kindly figure he would be,
bringing me to the zoo and teaching me baseball
But you sobbed as you confided in Granny
that Daddy was irresponsible and had abandoned us
What, mummy, does "irresponsible" and "abandoned" mean?
I kicked you playfully the other day
Giggling, i squealed in delight
I thought we would have a nice game of touch-a-boo
But you yelled loudly
and your hands pounded heavily on my delicate body
Why, mummy, why did you play so rough?
I was bubbling in excitement
I was growing bigger by the day
Soon, I would be able to see your lovely face
But you put enormous tapes, hurting me so
So that your bulge wouldn't show
Why, mummy, why weren't you proud of me?
I see white angels before me
I wriggle my little fingers, delighted
that you have asked them to play with me
But they all look so stern and fierce
Now,they are even cutting me up with sharp knives
Why, mummy, why do you put me through such pain?
I hear your heart-wrenching sniffles
I hear Granny trying to cajole you to "eat a little"
I long to go over and comfort you
But everything seems so dark around here
I struggle to crawl towards you, however i trip and fall
Why, mummy,why have things turned out to be so dismal?