I was raised in a mean orphanage. Wrote this in 2013.

No Dream Life

It's nice to have parents
To see what love is like
To know how to give love out
To make everything just right

I missed out on a lot of life
No parents, home, or such
I never knew about love
at all, It wasn't in me much

That's why I'm distant-
For life has hurting ways
And you can't possibly
Learn about love
When you forever
Slam into those days

Still, life goes on
And later you wonder
Did you even care?
I often think, with my kids
I didn't give enough love-
But no one put any there

Poetry by Helen Paquin The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2017-07-20 at 13:01

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I was drawn in with every word. thank you for sharing.

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Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
I believe that every parent wonders if they loved their children enough, or rather if they showed their children how much they loved them. This poem is heart breaking, yet here you are, a caring and loving person, even if you are not sure how to show it. Someone must have shown you love along the way. I understand about growing up in an orphanage. My mother died when I was 10 years old and I ended up in one and in too many foster homes. I had my loving mother for 10 years and I know that makes a difference, but you are a loving person.

We introduced to many friends but all of them learnt us the envy so we forgot what is the meaning of love.

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Bravo, Helen.
A great curages, brave work. We met in words long long ago. You I know to have more love in you, than all those who ran the orffle orphanage put togeasther, they never know love. You gave and give so much love, to your children, and give love to others. Show others just what is love. You and gave each other the LOVE, of freindship, that has not, and nerver deminsh! They know this of you, that you are, true love!