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renee martin

(12-3-90 / houston texas)

where were you?


Why didn't you here my first word?
Why didn't you see my first step?
When I finaly rode my first big girl bike and looked around for encouragement I knew I wouldn't see you.
When I finaly read my first real book you weren't there to pat me on the back.
Where were you when I got my first report card with all A's?
Where were you on my first day of hight school?
Were were you on my first prom night?
Why weren't you at my graduation?
Why couldn't you make it to my wedding?
Where were you on that special day, when we were all in the hospitol, standing over my first born baby girl?
Would you know if I left this world?
Would you care?
Why aren't you here?
Why were'nt you there?

Submitted: Sunday, March 04, 2007
Edited: Thursday, January 27, 2011
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  • David Harris (3/5/2007 3:16:00 PM)

    Renee, a sad reflection on rejection of a parent. I know your experience oh so very well. Good write. Thanks for sharing it.
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