A Plea To Our Fathers - Poem by Patricia Clarke
Fathers, why won't you get it?
Why won't you understand?
That after becoming a father you just have to stand
In the eyes of a child, especially a boy, you are heroes
their angels, you are their superstars
They don't get why you can't be there
They don't understand why you are never near
Mothers are left to mop up all the heavy tears
When your child wakes up and realises you will never be there
This, fathers, may take many years but then, your trust may take
eternity to regain
So please, I plea, understand that to a child, you are everything they need
They will never understand why you can't be there
So please, stop the quitting and just be there
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