Legacy of my Life

Dad,


Did you even take one look at me


When I was conceived


Before you decided to leave


I bet you didn't


So now when I hear your name


I seethe inside


there is really no place for this anger to hide


Cause when I was eight


every night you didn't come home I cried


Then i turned twelve


I started wondering why


Found out that momma had lied


so I swallowed my pride


Along with those fears


cause along with those tears


came the answers that I have been waiting for


all of these years


But they weren't what I expected


all the signs pointed to me being neglected


but now I know the truth


you would have to been responsible if I was under your roof


so you cut me loose


It was like we were playing duck duck goose


you tagged me then ran, ran as fast as you can


I couldn't catch you


you were like the gingerbread man


Now i figure that you were just a toddler wrapped up in big boy pants


not knowing the meaning of what it means to be a man


cause if you did


you wouldn't have left us the way you had


it makes me so mad


that for years momma was so sad


no matter what i did i couldn't make her glad


or put a smile on her face


I felt like a disgrace


but little did I know


I was really her saving


grace

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