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Not A Dad


You can steal my pictures,
And pass them off as your own,
Show your children off proudly,
Amazed at how much they've grown

You can talk about the good old days,
The memories you have to share,
Of days and months that have passed,
The ones in which you were there.

And with your family you can talk,
About the girls as you remember them,
When your youngest was just toddling;
She has come on so far since then.

Your eldest was about to turn four,
Now she is almost eight,
You promise yourself you'll be in her life,
Ho long do you intend to make her wait?

You try to guess where they like to go,
You imagine the things they like to do,
You wonder what are their favourite foods,
When you don't even have a clue.

You don't know what they enjoy,
You have no idea what they don't,
And when you try to blame someone,
Yourself is who you wont.

You take my photographs and share them,
And pretend to give  a toss,
Your family can like and love them too,
For reality is your loss.

You do not know my children anymore,
And that is fine because,
I live in their today and tomorrow,
Whilst you only have what was.

Vicki Wroe, 26 (c)







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