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A Young Man With a Kid

I was the one among us
Who had my fate sealed in Columbus
When my girlfriend announced she was with child
Not yet legal as a drinker
I was buying diapers for a stinker
While my friends were still sowing their oats wild

I pulled myself up by the ears
Graduated in three years
And started working in an office nine to five
With my peers still drunk and stupid
I was paying the price to Cupid
Doing what it took to just survive

Instead of hiking ‘round Europe
I was measuring formula syrup
Knowing there were things I could do never more
I kept pushing the baby stroller
Each year growing five years older
Having forgotten the dreams I had before

When I felt sorry for my life’s lot
I looked in the eyes of my little tot
And saw such trust and love upon her face
It was right then and there
That I finally became aware
My journey had led me to the right place

I no longer missed the life I had
Just being a Daddy made me glad
The sacrifices I had to make I easily did
And as the years passed us by
I thanked the gods up in the sky
For blessing me as a young man with a kid

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  1. Date: 4/26/2013 11:47:00 PM
    I enjoyed this Joe ....Seren

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 9:32:00 PM
    This is a beautiful part of your life. More so - you did the right thing. You are one of the few good men. Others would have just walked away. thanks for sharing...... Lucilla

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 4:13:00 PM
    Beautiful, Joe. I like. :)