A FATHER'S RIGHT
My child I must say goodbye,
My child, yet without a name.
A silent tear on the eye,
My truest sorrow, deepest shame.
My love for you I only pray -
Has made its way into your heart.
And yet, I curse the very day -
I gave your existence its start.
The anger wrenches at my soul,
Cuts me to pieces where I stand.
Our relationship will never be whole,
When I may never even hold your hand.
But who cares what a man may lose,
All society seems to believe;
That it's your mother's right to choose,
And my only right is to grieve.
[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 09-17-99).]