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Who's Holding You?

I have your baby.
I shouldn’t, but I do.
Society praises me.
While they vilify you.

I have your baby, 
She’s here with me.
Your arms are void, 
Mine filled with glee.

I have your baby, 
It’s crazy but true.
While I’m holding her, 
Who’s holding you?

I have your baby,
I rock her to sleep.
She’s warm and she’s loved,
While I know that you weep.

I have your baby, 
It shouldn’t be this way.
I know that we’ve failed you,
Now you both have to pay.

I have your baby,
Because we’ve let you down.
We tore you to pieces,
Rather than fixing your crown.

I have your baby, 
The guilt eats me through.
While I’m holding her, 
Who’s holding you?

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