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Fatherless Child

My journey began on the coldest of days the 28th of december is the birth of my day.
 As a baby i dont remember to much , only the warmth of my mother and the strength of her touch.
Mommy says i look just like my daddy ,skinny and tall and always so happy.
 If i dont have a daddy , does that make me bad , where is my daddy and why are you sad.
I ask my mommy why is he gone , was it me , did i do something wrong , does he not love me , why did he leave , he will return to us mommy this i believe. 
Mommy held me close and kissed my head as the tears fell down with face turned red , mommy tried to speak but had no sound as she fell to the floor and sat on the ground.
Mommy why are you sad , what did i say , can you tell me the reason my dad went away.
Mommy took a breath and began to speak but the sound that came out was a small little squeak. Mommy began again with love in her eye.      
 I will tell you the truth and never will lie.
Your daddy was a young fearful guy , he made some mistakes and was caught in a lie , daddy cheated on mommy with five other ladies, he was careless and stupid and made five other babies.
Mommy wants you , and loves you , and watched you grow , and will never leave you this she hopes you know.
I know you have questions about your dad , when you think of him you get so sad , I will answer all questions that you have in mind your dad in some ways was one of a kind.
I make this promise always and true my feelings of love are pure and true ,you are my son , my world , my friend i will love you forever there is no end.
                                                                                                                                         (Dedicated to my mother , for not leaving me like my father did.)
    (I love you mom always my firend always there for me.)
                                                    04/17/2012.
                                                         1:04am.

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  1. Date: 4/20/2012 7:34:00 AM
    i enjoyed reading this one it reminds me of being a motherless child, thankx

  1. Date: 4/18/2012 5:03:00 PM
    Very moving...what more can I say... Terry

  1. Date: 4/17/2012 5:00:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Terry. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/17/2012 12:22:00 AM
    Touching story poem Terry, but well written.Like it alot, thank you for tell. - oxox love Anne-Lise