Why?

I don't understand Grandma

Why do you say what you don't mean?

You tell me to be understanding

That everyone has their own problems

Yet you sneak around in suspicion.

I don't understand Grandma

Why you gave me the gift of strength

When you try to beat it down

While giving me a kiss?

I don't understand Grandma

Why we are both so stubborn

Why we can both be so clever

And so naïve.

I don't understand Grandma

I blame you for all the things I hate,

On things others say I should love,

But all the irritation goes away

When we sleep side by side.