You were not there

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06854
United States
41° 5' 32.9568" N, 73° 25' 26.0904" W

You were not there
Father where were you when I took my first step?
You were not there
Father where were you when my first word was “dada”?
You were not there
Father where were you when I took my first step?
You were not there
Beloved father where were you when my mother felt all-alone?
You were not there
Where were you at my first day at school?
You were not there
Father where were you when I needed someone to tuck me in at night?
You were not there
Father where were you when I was being bullied at school?
You were not there
Father where were you when I needed comfort?
You were not there
Father where were you when I first learned to ride my bike?
You were not there
Father where were you when there was no food on the table?
You were never there
Father where were you when mother was being humiliated?
You were not there
Father where were you on my kindergarten graduation?
Oh no! You were not there
Father where were you when drew a picture of you on my wall?
No! You were not there
Father where were you when I graduated high school?
You were not there
Father where were you when mother signed for my first loan?
You were not there
Father where were you when I first took my first driving lesson?
You were not there
Father will you be there when I walk for my first college degree?
I hope you’ll be there
Father will you be there when I say I do?
I hope that you’ll be there
Father when will I stop hoping that you’ll be there?
Child! I was never meant to be there

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