Elephant Tears

By Mike M.


A mother trades her children

For a drug or two

They’re no longer smiling

Cause mommy, where are you


The drugs have taken over

Your life is changed somehow

While your babies cry elephant tears

Wondering where is mommy now



Mommy, where are you

Please come back today

Mommy, we’ll help you

Let’s pray

Mommy, where are you

What message will you send

To children who love you

And will follow you to the end


Drugs have claimed your family now

Love will pull us through

Someday, I pray to get to know

A mother, I never knew.


Another mom takes drugs now

And leaves her happy home

Mommy, I’m just like you now

With children of my own