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Monday, 30 July 2012

My Father Said



My father said when I grew up
I could achieve anything I wanted
My father said when I grew up
I could achieve more than he had
My father said when I grew up
I could believe whatever I wanted
My father said when I grew up
I could believe in things he could not fathom
My father said when I grew up
I could be the man that all respected
My father said when I grew up
I could have the respect he never had
My father said when I grew up
I would live the future he dreamt for me
My father said when I grew up
I would live his dream and make him proud
My father said when I grew up
I’d gaze upon a world of wonder
My father said when I grew up
I’d live in a world of peace and freedom
My father lied

© F Martin
2012