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"Fathers" Like You

by

Lisa Bartley-Lacey

"fathers" like you
make angry sons
who cry in shadows
hide from Light
you make living life
a burden
with no sense of
wrong from right


"fathers" like you
make mothers falter
in attempts
at over-time
cause she can never
be the other
and they hate her
for your crime


"fathers" like you
make lonely daughters
who long for love
a steady hand
sacrificing worthiness
for any worthless
smiling
"man"


"fathers" like you
make angry sons
who fight for manhood
all alone
you make your boys
a legacy
to curse you
when you're gone

Copyright 2004 LISA Bartley-Lacey

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