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Sinclair Azubuike

Rookie (1986 / London)

Why Did You Leave?


Fatherless children
living in pain
A generation left fatherless
why does it have to be this way?

Daddy left and never came back again
not even a goodbye note to explain
sat waiting by the door, for him to return
but he never returned
You wish he would
but in the end
you gave up all hope
and he never did

No arms to reach out to for a hug
no birthday or christmas cards
or father's hands to help his kid
cut the cake
& unwrap any presents

Flesh and blood
just disappeared
buried beneath the dirt
a realtionship forever lost
carried away in a hurst

Daddy left one day
and he never came back
almost leaves you speechless
how could he do that?
no loving last words
were ever whispered

Questions remain unanswered
like why did you leave your child when they needed you most?
no answer
that's what really hurts.

Submitted: Saturday, July 13, 2013
Edited: Saturday, July 13, 2013
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(Dedicated to the Fatherless Children)

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