He didn't have to

He didn't have to shell out money

on a child that was not his own

but he did


he didn't have to give food from his own mouth

to a child from a woman who fought him tooth and nail

but he did


he didn't have to hug me as i cried

because i didn't understand why life happened

but he did


throughout my life

he had no reason to stay

no reason to work

no reason to love

something, someone he did not make

but he did 


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