WHEN YOU THOUGHT I WASN'T LOOKING...

 

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

 


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 is a God 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 it's all right 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 I wanted to say thanks"
For all those things you did
When you thought I wasn't looking.

by Mary Rita Schilke Korzan 1980

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