now that I’m getting sorta old
I better make my apologies to
you kids while I still can and
am fairly sane too late to say to
demi but here goes for you other
three: I never meant to hurt
any of you but I know I did I
never meant to embarrass you
never meant to reveal something
you didn’t want revealed well I
was sometimes guilty of that
but sorry afterwards I never
wanted anything but the best for
you especially in the fulfillment of
your abilities and your dreams

so now I’ve said it not in a way
you’ll probably like but if I said it
some other way you might not like
that way either I’ve tried to show it
by actions and attention though I
know neither are ever enough and
often done ineptly I also tried to
protect you but can anyone ever
manage that? still I tried I tried

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