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When I look into your eyes
I see right through
To the back of your mind
What’s bothering you

Everyday you carry guilt
Never bother to pick up the phone
Just to straighten it out
But it seems you want to be alone

You say you want to make up
The lost birthdays and years
For destroying our family
For the dreaded tears

Over a year no letter in the mail
Over year there’s no call
Over a year no sign of life
Over the years you never cared at all

You only want to get it out
Just so you don’t feel bad
Only for your benefit
So your life is no longer sad

Y say you want to be close again
By buying me anything I desire
But love you can’t buy
So all you are is a liar

I know you have regrets
But you’ll eventually pay
You might be happy again
When you grow up one day

You let the pain stand in your way
You tried to block us out
But you only put distance between us
Now your own kids you know nothing about

You never know what to say 
Being selfish and covering up the pain
Never saw what it did to us
Tired of losing now you want to gain

Over the years I forgot how you hurt me
I forgot to call you dad
I forgot you all in all
I forgot everything  bad

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  1. Date: 11/26/2013 6:00:00 AM
    I'm so pleased I as a father don't have this problem with any of my four children. So sad but beautifully written.

  1. Date: 3/3/2011 9:22:00 AM
    a lot of people have been through this experience unfortunately, well written rhyme

  1. Date: 2/24/2011 6:28:00 AM
    Ummm...I dont knnow what to heart goes out to you as i myself have a similar predicament with my oldest sons biological father...some pain is difficult to bear, but be strong, tommmorrow is a brand new day, love, Miranda L.

  1. Date: 2/16/2011 6:10:00 AM
    Very moving and touchy expressions you worded here,

  1. Date: 2/15/2011 8:15:00 PM
    Good descriptiveness and rhyming throughout this impressive entry.

  1. Date: 2/15/2011 7:37:00 PM
    This really touches my heart, my dad walked out on me when i was a kid and is trying to get in touch with me now. I can't begin to explain the meaning of this poem to me.