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the naked and the dead

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the naked and the dead

The Naked and the dead. 

Naked I walk through the town but no one sees me
no more than they see a shadow on a sun drenched 
wall… and I awoke my son´s name, he who was 
not born twenty years ago. My son I have given you
a grand education, all my money has gone to make
you middle class and respected in this town…speak 
now and stop your silence I need your support and 
do not be ashamed of your father who swam from 
the sea penniless but begat you my wonderful child 
unborn, cause your mother wanted to be attractive 
forever.  You are what I never became a person of class.
Do not leave me know, do not be ashamed of your 
sailor father who had nothing to give but his love for 
an unborn child. Night is so long I wait by the phone, 
just one call to tell me you have been successful and
that you love me. 

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  1. Date: 10/9/2012 7:55:00 AM

    and I awoke my son´s name, he who was not born twenty years ago...... cause your mother wanted to be attractive forever Regrets will go with me to the grave. Joys as well. love you, Kathy

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen Date: 10/9/2012 9:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Kathy
  1. Date: 10/9/2012 6:35:00 AM

    Poignant... beautiful... a father's fate? Terry

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen Date: 10/9/2012 9:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Terry