Teary eyed and regretful they
deliver their gratitude, forgetting
their past vengeful acts carried out,
for being abandoned in their old age
is their vicissitude, reaching out for
financial aid to their grandchild.
Having money set aside for my birthday,
a house divided on help to be dispensed
as thoughts of: an empty house they lived
in poverty, fees to be paid for education,
no entertainment to be had as they
lived minimalistically for a while
so they are rightfully mad at
this call for help.
Smile and set aside how you were
wronged by association of being mine
turn the other cheek and pay my
kindness forward, it’s my legacy,
I preach, for you were raised in love
‘Tis the only gift I seek this year,
My Darling Ones!