There are many memories of children of alcoholics, most are unpleasant, but There comes a day when we can honestly say, but for these things so painful, perhaps we would not be as strong as we are today.
School is a difficult day after The night before, words Were confusing, people screaming, Bottles strewn upon the floor. What are these people doing That is so distressing?
No time for breakfast, she runs Out the door, fearing she will Be late. She can’t remember When she last ate.
Taking a seat on the bus, the Girls laugh at her clothes and Hair. Standing at the board, The teacher shames her for the Questions she can’t answer.
The bell rings, but she is afraid To go home. Each time she goes She is not sure what she will Find.
Reluctantly opening the door, Gathering courage to walk in, It is strangely quiet, as she calls For her mother.
Going from room to room, panic Sets in, calling louder than she did Before. Mother had had enough She couldn’t take it anymore. Her wild desires are more important Than her child.
Tears begin to fall, ‘If she had only Been better, if she had only been Good, it is her fault that mother has Gone.’
**** In the land of Ephraim a prophet Dwells, he has a special message Given by God to share with his People.
Hosea is distraught, they would Not believe his word, even though He plead with them night and day, To return to God. Finally he pleads “Surely God, you can strike them Dead.”
God sitting quietly by is horrified At Hosea’s words. But He has a plan For Hosea, strange and hard to Understand. He is told to marry a Woman from another land.
A woman who does not love His God. His eyes are big and wide. Where shall he go to find this Woman?
Knocking on doors, asking those He sees, “Where can I find this Woman God has for me?”
Coming to a tavern in the late Hours of the night, tables are lit by Candlelight.
He is directed to a brothel where She sits drinking wine, dressed in Red satin and enticing. He is not sure But He follows God’s plan.
Taking her home to be his wife, She bares his children, teaching Them wrong things, taking them To strange altars to pray.
She is not happy with Hosea and Her children, and one day returns To her evil ways.
Hosea loves his children even Though they do wrong, he feeds Them and clothes them, with a love So strong.
This is a story told, a special lesson Taught, though sometimes God’s Children disobey, He never leaves Or forsakes them!