• Maadri Pathirana

Is it too late?

We used to argue day and night 

For reasons  that I felt were right 

But looking back on all those years 

We should’ve smiled, not shed tears. 

Daddy, is it too late for you to forgive me? 

I’m still your little girl, please try to hear me. 

I know you’re tired, but you have to fight 

Whatever you do, don’t go into the light.  

Why did I try to grow up too soon? 

Shout at you and storm out of the room?

 I am so sorry, but I cannot remember

 When did we last hug, was it May or November? 

Holding on to you now, I’m never letting go

Mama’s here crying, not letting it show.

Remember I love you but I’m not saying goodbye 

We have a long way to go, I’m awaiting your reply.