Please excuse the lack of form on his piece.
It was written in 1995 in the midst of a divorse and custody issues over my son Mikey.
I have never had the heart to edit it.
When it comes time to take him home,
He'll say, "Daddy, I wanna live with you!"
And it'll tear me up inside,
Cause I want him to live with me too.
And he'll ask, "When you gonna get a house, Dad?"
Just like he did the time before.
Well, son, I built my house a long time ago,
I'm just not welcome there anymore.
Cause there's another man's hat on the bedpost.
Another man's picture on the T.V.
Another man's boots settin' off in the corner,
Where mine used to be.
There's another man fixin' ya supper,
And seein' you off to school.
Another man wheeled in the bike I bought you for Christmas,
While I spent that night alone like a fool.
You see, son, your Daddy's made a lot of mistakes,
But with time it's become plain to see.
Your mom's a lot happier with another man
Than she ever could've been with me.
But I can take you to the park on the weekends.
Take you to the sweet shop and buy you ice cream.
Someday soon I'll have my own place and then,
Things won't be as bad as they seem.
Then, son, you can come and spend the night,
Or even live with me hopefully.
Till that day, please don't let another man take away
That place in your heart meant for me.
Cause it might be easier for your mother
To love another man like she never could me.
But another man will never love you like I do.
And another man will never be your Daddy.
And another man might take you to the snow,
Or have taught you how to ride that bike,
But another man will never again keep me
From being all I can in your life...Little Mike.
Loneliness isn't in being alone;
Loneliness is alone in being.