When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking

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EM PORTUGUES: Quando você achou que eu não estava olhando
EN ESPANOL: Quando pensabas que no estaba mirando

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by Mary Rita Schilke Korzan
 

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You hung my first painting on the refrigerator
And I wanted to paint another.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You fed a stray cat
And I thought it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You baked a birthday cake just for me
And I knew that little things were special things.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You said a prayer
And I believed there was a God that I could always talk to.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You kissed me good-night
And I felt loved.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
I saw tears come from your eyes
And I learned that sometimes things hurt—
But that it’s alright to cry.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You smiled
And it made me want to look that pretty too.

When you thought I wasn’t looking
You cared
And I wanted to be everything I could be.

When you thought I wasn’t looking—
I looked . . .
And wanted to say thanks
For all those things you did
When you thought I wasn’t looking.

Comments

  1. marija says:

    Every time I read this poem I cry,this is so nice…

  2. praew khunawat says:

    Thank you for lovely message. i did write to u once when i finished life is like a flowing river. ut means a lot to me

  3. Delos says:

    love it…

  4. pyi ya says:

    Wow…beautiful :)

  5. rashmi says:

    this is brilliant!!