RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Gold Star - 144,832 Points (October 6,1950 / New Jersey)

Importance Of A Father - Poem by RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Children do not have rational understanding of
certain issues, like coming from a home without
a father, always feeling a hole within, knowing
that they are missing out on something very im-
portant in their lives.

Not knowing how to express sadness, feeling it
penetrate their psyches, trying to find ways of
getting fathers in their lives, playing with
dolls, making sure their little dolls have a
father there to love and care for them.

In playing, knowing that what they are missing
is the love of a father, a Dad, in their lives
and a feeling of abandonment is always inherently
within them.

Adults not understanding this need and importance
of having their child's father in their lives out
of a selfishness or one reason or another.

Growing up, never having that father's love that
every child needs to mature; when a teenager or
older going with whomever will take them to bed.

Substituting loss of a father's love for sex,
feeling what they believe is the love of a father,
but it only lasts for a short, short while.

Then an act of sex is repeated over and over through
the years, a sad state of affairs being perpetrated
by courts and judges, not giving full or joint custody
to fathers.

Fathers are in fact, important in children's lives,
teaching them how to love and be loved, giving them
discipline and self-confidence to meet and accept the
opposite sex when they grow older.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 2, 2015

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