Today we have more moving poems written to celebrate National Adoption Week. These are all acrostic poems using the word ADOPTION.
Buzzbee (aged 8 & 10 months) – adoptee
A new house and family
Drugs and booze free
Only nice food and cuddly teddies
Parents who wanted us
The cat liked us too
It started of cool
Only for a while
Now it is up and down. But that is what makes us a family
Another family! Another new bed to get used to!
Do they really want us?
Only time will tell! We will have to wait and see!
Presents, toys and sweets from strangers we don’t know!
Tell them to stop! PLEASE, we don’t know them!
It doesn’t matter how bad we both can be!
Or, how hard, we try to push both of you away!
Nothing seems to break you! I guess you love us and want us to stay!
Beeswax (a grumpy 13 year old) – adoptee
Adults who think they know better than me
Don’t listen to what we want
Or even care. If you ask me
People making all the decisions for us
Try and ask me
It’s not like any of you know us, is it
Or maybe you just don’t know me
New house and new adults – It’s better than nothing but it won’t last.
Gary Hargreaves – Adopter
Are you there?
Do you exist?
Or will I remain alone?
Please come and help
Try to understand
I just need your love and a home.
Offer me hope.
Never let go
Stop my heart from becoming a stone.
The Adoptions Equation Adoptee +Adopter =Answer
Adoptee Adopter Answer
Alert Angry Absolutely
Distracted Desperate Dependent
Overactive Overload On
Pleaser Pressured Professional
Traumatised Traumatised Therapeutic
Inbetweener Incomplete Input
Obstructive Oppressed Offering
Neurotic Nervous New
Social Misfit Social Outcast Solutions
Sarah Adopter and Co-founder of The Adoption Social
Always on my mind
Of the question inside
Pertaining to how
To make the love I feel
Into a shining light which
Opens their hearts to
No longer be ruled by the darkness