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His Family


A father waits outside the place
He once called home.

He looks on as time passes him by
Days turned into weeks,
Weeks have become months
And months have rolled into years.

The only thing he can do is
Look inward as his son grows older.

His first, steps, first birthday,
Even the sound of his son’s
Laughter is seen from the

The endless hugs that once greeted
Him are no more he yells out
I want to come in from the cold but she
Can’t hear his voice and his cries go
Unheard due to the many mistakes he
Has made towards her.

The only concern she has is her happiness
Whatever that maybe with his ear pressed
Against the glass.

He can hear in the background the sound of
His child crying it’s like his child was asking
The very same thing but using different words.

This is what the man heard when oh when is
My daddy coming for me the man wanted to say
I have always been near but then he remembered
That he was still outside looking in.

Her only response to child’s question was
Be quite baby mommy is here and when
I am ready that’s when daddy can come back in.

She goes on to say that I’m not keeping him away
And this time plus space in between you two h
Has nothing to do with me.

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But all the while he actions are saying something else
Her eyes remain closed to the fact that the man who
Helped father a child has been standing at the window
The whole entire time waiting for a chance to do more
Than stand outside looking in.

Copyright © 2010 ~ the prolific penman


Renee S from Virginia on March 28, 2010:

So sad and deeply moving.

The Prolific Penman (author) on March 27, 2010:

Thanks so much this one is for the fathers who want to be there but just can't due to have problems with the mom.

Moulik Mistry from Burdwan, West Bengal, India on March 27, 2010:

So true to reality, very well done...

George J Hardy from Southern New Jersey on March 27, 2010:

Relationships are in a pitiful state these days; you expressed that well

Barbara from Stepping past clutter on March 27, 2010:

I feel the pain present in this piece and also all the misunderstandings that come with relationship. Nicely done.

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