My Answer

by Ebonyavon

When I look into my child's eyes
and see the emptiness in her soul
how do I tell her that her father is gone

What about when she lays on my chest
and asks why you're not there
speak or forever hold your peace…if I answer it won't be fair?

What do you suggest I do when she asks me to tell her the truth
do I, I'll just change the subject and wait
knowing that if I answer now, her heart would break

When she comes to the realization
that she can never be daddy's little girl
why don't you tell her, why you selfishly escaped her world

When should I tell her what happen to "daddy"
will the time ever be right......and will she ever understand?
if I tell her that you were "just not ready" to be a real man

When she gets older her questions and hope will fade
and her childhood tears will turn into a crying rage
now how do you suppose I wipe those tears away

What do you expect her reaction to be
not hearing your story, only seeing one side
at least I can honestly say I didn't lie.

I can say I never lied

My Answer by Ebonyavon

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