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False father, hold your tongue
by Dawn Richerson

Sunday, August 29, 2004
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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What your son might have said had he had the words… 

False father
Why do you bother?

Hold your tongue
Dipped in foulest dung.

I need hope
Not rank, half-baked dope.

Where’s your truth,
Joy of fading youth?

Summon self,
Seize love from far shelf.

See me here,
Feeling only fear.

Please, tell me
How you wanted me.

Pardon, bless,
mistakes and messes.

Show me now
when and where and how.

Let me know
you you seldom show.

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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/30/2004

powerful and emotive, this write sears the soul--well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :(
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 8/30/2004
Powerful and heart touching piece`*
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/30/2004
Gut touching write!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/30/2004
VEry powerful piece Dawn!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 8/30/2004
A great depiction of a fiurehead, not a real father.
Reviewed by Kenny Baez 8/30/2004
stoical, stiff upper lip fathers need to put an arm around their sons and daughters, but then, would we have your eloquent poem, Dawn? k
Reviewed by Peter Paton 8/30/2004
Significant and important message to all..with an undercurrent of sadness running through the thread...Dawn..
Reviewed by jude forese 8/29/2004
I need hope
Not rank, half-baked dope.

great image, awesome poem!
Reviewed by Virago DeSante 8/29/2004
simple, poignant, accurate.
lovely write.
thankyou for the review!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 8/29/2004
WOW now this is powerful Dawn!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/29/2004
How sad that it must be so! Very dynamic verse, well done!
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 8/29/2004
Excellent poem with a great message.

Sandie May Angel
Reviewed by Lori Moore 8/29/2004
Nice rhyme, great message, excellent poem! Enjoyed.

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