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You are not a man

I didn't have to give you another chance because you walk out on me when you found out I was having your child 
Then I gave you another chance and you walk out again 
and after our son was born I brought you back to do the right thing because of everything I have been though with doing what I had to do to save my son
and you walk out for the last time 
It crazy because for 6 months I fought by myself to save my child 
and now my son is laying in bed fighting for his life 
and you just walked away 
how can you sleep at night knowing what you know
Marlon you are not a man 
I been by your side for 4 plus years though everything 
But when life just got real you ran each time 
I hope you can live with your self 
because my son going to make it 
and I am going to tell him everyday like I been have that his father love him just not here at the time 
I hope you can live with yourself 
But you are the one who have to live with it not my 
You are not a man so stop calling yourself that
A man don't run away
A man steps up
A man do what he have to do no matter what he want at that time 
A man change his way to fit what is going on
A man listen to what need to be done and not try to have a power 
so no you are not a man 
But know this no matter what I am going to do what I have to do for my son
and thank you for blessing me with him

Copyright © Martica Hurd | Year Posted 2015


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  1. Date: 7/21/2016 4:05:00 PM

    Martica, well penned. Enjoyed reading your thoughts and words today. *SKAT*
  1. Date: 3/18/2015 5:12:00 PM

    There is so much hurt and pain in your words. Its true some men don't act like men.and you said it well. #7. Hugs, Njeri