A wish from alienated children

I am me, I am a person, a person with a voice

I love my Mum, I love my Dad and Grandparents

Day after day, you bad mouth, try to get me to take sides

Don’t you understand, I want and need to see you all.

I am pulled, back and forth, one pulling one way, one pulling the other.

Social media, says how horrible Mum/Dad/Gran and Grandad are

People I have never known, join in the hatred, vile, evil words

These anonymous people are nothing to me, and yet

They write tirades of abuse about one of my parents.

I feel so alone, I am screaming silently, no sound comes out of my mouth,

Why don’t you all listen to me, why don’t you allow me to love you all?

You may not love one another anymore, but that is nothing to do with me,

I deserve a home, I deserve your respect, I deserve to live my life,

To live without the burden of your problems.

I am a child, I am not your support, your counsellor

What you do and say is not about me, it is about you

About you scoring points against one another

About you causing as much pain as you can.

You two made me, it is you two who are destroying me.

I am suffocating, I can find no air, no freedom

I am imprisoned by you, by your control.

Did you ever, will you ever put me first?

I deserve to dream, not to live in fear of nightmares

I need unconditional love, kindness, patience, fun,

I need to feel safe.

Don’t use me as a weapon in your relationship battle

You are supposed to be the adult, you have a responsibility to me

To always put me first.

About Jane

Jane setup Bristol Grandparent Support Group in 2007 after a string of incidents led to the loss of contact with her Grand Daughter.

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