Me Me Me

When did I
    Stop caring
        About my children?

When did I
    Become more important
        Than bringing up
            Caring, responsible, adults?

When did I
    Stop owning
        My responsibility
            To others
        To bring up their children
    To care and be responsible
        For each other?

When did I
    Stop believing
        That children
            Weren't that important
                To my survival?

    About the same time
        I turned my back
            To a crying child;

    About the same time
        I learned to kill
            Women and children;

    About the same time
        I decided
            There were other things
                More important to own
                    Than my responsibility.