ACHING HEART by Jackie McCartney

For as long as I can remember
My heart has ached
It has been heavy
It has hurt
It has been empty

For as long as I could remember
I’ve wanted a parents love
Embrace
Kindness and warmth

For as long as I could remember
I’ve wanted to be wanted
To be cared for
An loved

For as long as I could remember
I have been strong
Because being strong
Is all I’ve known

For as long as I could remember
I’ve wanted to belong
To be cherished
To matter
To be heard

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