When You Thought I Wasnt 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