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  Not A Dad
by Bob Mitchley
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Not all dad's are family guys


One night, at the awkward of thirteen,
I came face to face with my Dad. The same man who rid himself of a little boy nine years earlier. Both of us were brought together by the death of a relative; as it seems that's how life's arrears must go.

I hadn't seen or heard from him since he passed me up for a less responsible dream, and a new wife.

He ambled down the steps from the sitting room, probably hopping that I would leave first...We connected eyes, both of us with the same nervous grins, but that man was not like me at all, never!
He made sure to stop a short yard away.
As I stood face to face with the very man...nerves of steel claimed their force of fear in me.

I was not paralyzed by fear, "no" But with forgiveness, I reached out to shake his hand.

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Reviewed by m j hollingshead

powerful read; forgiveness is healing,
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
An interesting response, considering how he had abandoned you.

I recall the funeral of my grandfather who had asked for a week where his son was without answer. His son had left five children from two marriages with a woman who also left five children. My uncle's tough son was there, always trying to live up to his father's legend. But this time, the 13-year-old tough kid was crying in despair, having lost his father and his grandfather in the short span of two weeks. A private detective found the home of my uncle, who died in 1989, in 2005. The two never saw each other again.

Ron
Reviewed by William Bonilla
An excellent heartfelt write
Enjoyed reading...... Peace be with you
Mine was a great dad but a hardcore disciplinarian
William
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