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Collateral Damage

Your death was unneeded Of course it doesn’t matter Your birth was never supposed to be He knew that…but kept it secret anyway But the burning wrath took your life Nothing but dying embers Remain of your once Hopeful life Your ways were usually unorthodox Your character not normal for our kind The other hated you But I loved you After all you are my son I’m sorry for my betrayal But I’m glad to have known you For as long as I have I’m sorry I never told you the truth That I never told you who I was But that would have had complications In the end though I still failed to keep you safe And now all that I have left Of you Is a picture Safe in my mind Forever there To haunt my dreams

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  1. Date: 8/7/2013 6:26:00 PM
    I absolutely love this one. Stuff like this should be acknowledged more. You never fail to awe me with your lines. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 8:30:00 AM
    wow this is really heavy...very deep emotions put in here... excellent stuff!!!

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 6:12:00 AM
    Okay, sad poem but very nicely written.