Treasure Island

The Silent Sword

(April 2,1997)


I do not care much for fathers.
I have had none of my own.
With them I do not bother,
To me, they are unknown.

Yet I believe I will be a great dad.
I will learn from their mistakes,
I'll give my children what I never had.
I'll do it for their sakes.

I would be a part of their lives.
I would refuse to leave their side.
I would make sure they thrive.
That I would achieve with pride.

I will teach them right from wrong,
As they grow into adults.
I will teach them to be strong,
As my efforts show results.

'How does it feel to have a father's love? '
They wouldn't know how to explain.
I don't know what I've been deprived of.
I know, though, it's something I won't gain.

Not that it really matters.
I live a good life.
It isn't bad, not shattered.
There is little strife.

Why do I dwell on this, it is far from near,
I won't be a father for many, many years.

Submitted: Sunday, April 22, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, May 09, 2012

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I wrote this so as to symbolize the future amendments I will accomplish. I will not be like them.

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  • Godfrey Morris (12/29/2012 12:29:00 PM)

    great read that gives me great pleasure turning sadness in victory is a mark of true wisdom (Report) Reply

  • Liz Amos (6/9/2012 1:34:00 PM)

    I don't know what to say, but that this is a seriously deep and awesome proclamation. I like it, very much. (Report) Reply

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