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His Only Friend

His Only Friend

By Elton Camp

That things aren’t all right, Tim is aware
And finds lack of love very hard to bear

He hears his parents say he was unintended
And that their lives and plans he upended

Exactly what that means, Tim is uncertain
But from the words his little heart is hurtin’

He doesn’t know what he has done wrong
But in the family he feels he doesn’t belong

Father comes home and pushes Tim aside
Never sees that it leaves his son teary-eyed

Mother has no desire to give him a loving hug
But instead she will roll her eyes and shrug

Food, clothes and toys his parents will give
Not the emotional support he needs to live

Sam, the neighbor’s dog is his very best friend
And very gladly has time with Tim to spend


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  1. Date: 1/15/2012 11:23:00 AM

    It is sad how often this happens. Children bearing the brunt of their parents guilt. Nice work Elton. Great message.