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I Could Not Fill the Shoes

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wayoutwalt
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0 posted 04-25-2000 11:38 PM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for wayoutwalt

I could not fill the shoes that never were around
Just photos of a washed out Marine that i found
Little things in life I'll never know the answer
Like what are the chances that he'll give me cancer

Childhood memories of burning cigarette butts
All my unexplained bruises and facial cuts
Yes, you go, Daddy, down to the corner store
Say you'll return and don't come back anymore!

He lives somewhere close in a quiet neighborhood
But in fifteen years I think he might be gone for good
He might've been a liar I can't say if it's true
I wonder if I've siblings. Do they think as I do?


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Mike
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1 posted 04-25-2000 11:57 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Walt, you fill your own shoes, and you do a pretty darn good job of it...
well written.
Mitch B
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2 posted 04-26-2000 12:04 AM       View Profile for Mitch B   Email Mitch B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mitch B

A brave admission...I wonder how it ends...maybe a sequel???
Meadowmuse
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3 posted 04-26-2000 12:40 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

I always enjoy your poetic perspectives, Walt. And I agree with Mike...wholeheartedly.

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netswan
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4 posted 04-26-2000 01:09 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Walt - so sad.
And, yes the chances are very very high
that a brother or sister is out there
wondering about you.

netswan
wayoutwalt
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5 posted 04-26-2000 08:38 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

thank you guys tiz a story bout my biological father yuh
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6 posted 04-26-2000 09:47 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

hey Walt,
His loss our gain yuh

All my love,
jeffrey

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but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep
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7 posted 04-26-2000 10:15 AM       View Profile for WolfsMate   Email WolfsMate   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for WolfsMate

Such a sad verse. Felt this one deeply.

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WhtDove
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8 posted 04-26-2000 10:36 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Walt the pain that goes with this. Though if he was hurting you, then it's better that he left your life.
Hugs buddy!
Denise
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9 posted 04-26-2000 11:38 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very sad, Walt. These experiences, no doubt, helped to make you the loving father that you are today.

Denise
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10 posted 04-26-2000 08:29 PM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

thank you guys i was forutnate to inherit a really great step-father out of the deal and yuh sometimes i just wonder if i have any brothers or sisters either here or in vietnam
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always love your poems
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