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Far too many of these absentee fathers believe that they can plant a seed and harvest 
a decent crop (child) without ever hoeing a row or pulling a weed (having any 
involvement in their lives).


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  1. Date: 12/13/2014 7:34:00 AM

    Wow, that's quite a statement! Not so sure it's a Free verse though, more a Prose. Incidentally I'm not a father, and my marriage is nearly long enough for any kids to be thinking of leaving home, so no hard feelings.
  1. Date: 12/3/2014 8:34:00 PM

    I also believe that absent fathers miss many blessings of being present with their children. As a father of three girls, my life has been enriched by their love. Great write.
  1. Date: 10/1/2014 12:42:00 AM

    I grew up not knowing my father, and I think my life might be a lot different, if he had been there.... It is sad that so many do not step up and claim the responsibility that is theirs.... You have written the perfect metaphor here, Donald. Really well done!
  1. Date: 9/28/2014 1:46:00 AM

    So true Donald I can see where you're coming from....Peter
  1. Date: 9/20/2014 8:57:00 AM

    Very true! It takes love, care and good nutrition to make both children and plants grow. Well written.
  1. Date: 9/8/2014 4:53:00 AM

    Absolutely profound and true! A real inspiring saying! Congratulations dear Donald! Seven a must! Thank you!
  1. Date: 8/30/2014 9:08:00 AM

    The absence of a father figure can be the source of many problems children face. Well said my friend...... Jake
  1. Date: 8/27/2014 2:03:00 AM

    Sad...but true. Great writing, Donald. Lainie