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Below is the poem entitled YOUR ONLY SON which was written by poet Terry Cunningham. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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So many days,
  I was shown the same picture;
       Law abiding, Handsome,
          My reaper...

So many night's,
  Wondering, in the dark
  about what difference am I?
   Brought into this world,
     no perserverience in your love,
  passionate moment;
    In the blink of an eye...

One potatoe, two potatoe, three potatoe,
Left behind, Abandoned, Unwanted;
     As you made your way to the door...

Your only Son,
   Given your name, Shared nothing,
         left; with only shame..
                   Is to Blame;
Denied the right, yet shared your name;
        Denied the chance,
  To ever be the same...

            Your only son,
  you gave me your name;
  As if, someday:
   You might return,
        to simply reclaim...

    Your only son;
Is it me you blame?
   I gave in, to no right's;
I gave up, 
  most of your name;
your only son;
  Your Shame...

Copyright © Terry Cunningham

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  1. Date: 8/18/2012 4:51:00 PM
    O TC...I can hear the pain spurting out of your words...I am so sorry that your life was like that, but all is not lost you can be that person you wanted your father to be to someone...thanks for visiting me...blessings and one love. Joy Wells