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The Father You Never Knew

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SmartChick
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The Father You Never Knew


Oh my precious daughter
I did all I could do
To protect you from him
So he wouldn’t hurt you, too

When I was still carrying you
There were things he had told me
He was going to do to you
So from him, I had to flee

You were my precious baby girl
And, it was my intent to protect you
From all of the abuse he had done to me
To you, I wasn’t going to let him do

You don’t know him, the way I do
His wicked ways he tends to hide
Your reason for wanting to find him
I will never understand WHY

I loved you from the day you were born
Doing all I could to protect you
Then, you chose to find this man
The father you never knew

Those memories come back to me
As if it were just yesterday
Of all he had done to me back then
Each and every single day

You tell me of the things he does
And the things he says to you
Bringing back the memories
When there is nothing I can do

I feel no sympathy for him
Of all he is going through
Or of his health problems
He has made known to you

7-27-06

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nakdthoughts
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1 posted 07-27-2006 06:08 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

sometimes Sue, they have to find out for themselves...

but with you there, she will be protected

M
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2 posted 07-27-2006 06:22 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Ah Sue..what can I say that I haven't already said.
Stay strong gal.
Love ya, Nancy
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3 posted 07-27-2006 07:34 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

SuzieQ~
While I understand your motherly anguish ... there comes a time when the child-turned adult ... has to seek for themselves that which they may have missed~
No matter what may have happened ... I can surely understand that it takes a blessed person to reach out to the blood parent ... to give, and when possible to forgive, while there is still time~

She knows what a good mother you were/are ... her 'need' takes nothing away from you sweet lady~
Continue to love her enough to let her love him too~

You've come SO far dear lady~
Keep moving forward ...~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~


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I agree with the above
JamesMichael
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5 posted 07-27-2006 09:59 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Nice writing...James
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6 posted 10-10-2007 06:27 AM       View Profile for bnabors   Email bnabors   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bnabors

Sue, shows lots of wisdom in yout heart

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