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Daddy was a Good Man

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Daddy was a Good Man

Daddy was a good man
staying home for a few months
then leaving and disappearing
going out to make money
taking poor lil sis with him
Daddy was a good man
playing mama's feelings
using her stuff to his advantage
leaving her one deep
to raise four kids
Daddy was a good man
I never remember a birthday
with him there
holidays were rare enough
school recitals was a waste of breathe
Daddy was a good man
he made me who I am today
determined to be a good parent
and the best I could significant other
to be somebody
Daddy was a good man
he showed me all the wrong ways

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  1. Date: 1/8/2013 7:32:00 AM

    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/26/2012 1:11:00 PM

    My dad was somewhat like this, but due to his mental illness, so I can forgive it. I really liked how you turned a negative into a positive.

  1. Date: 12/26/2012 7:25:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win Olivia love , all the best for the New Year xx

  1. Date: 12/25/2012 8:55:00 PM

    Olivia, ;-) Congratulations with your little Christmas win... have a nice one... always~ PD

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 11:14:00 PM

    R Kelly once said" any man can make a baby but it takes a real man to be a father" I share your sentiments in this one Olivia