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    Where have all the fathers gone?
    Do you see them?
    Where have all the fathers gone?
    When we need them?

    Some of them hang around and raise their children
    making sure to direct and strengthen
    their sons as they grow tall and strong
    fill them with resolve and wild enthusiasm
    for life...
    to live it
    to love it
    to teach them honor
    responsibility
    for the poor and needy
    but some of these daddies just get greedy
    they want more women to have more kids
    to feel more like a man, they spread their seed
    far and wide, but can’t meet the need
    the time required to invest in their future
    the dollars to feed and clothe the little Junior
    or Mary, Karen, Sharon or Laquisha
    where is my daddy? They ask their Mama!

    Where have all the fathers gone?
    provisioning? No, no, not even protecting
    the little ones from all these child-molesters
    leaving their mom to be Mom plus “daddy”
    missing in action from the children’s lives
    where is their leadership, keeping hope alive?
    how can we raise boys without men?
    generations lost, and so confused
    fabric of humanity
    torn
    again and again

    Where have all the fathers gone?
    when they no longer feel like they’re in love
    when duty to family doesn’t go hand in glove
    when some twisted sense of wrongful liberation
    infuses their soul with neglectful declaration
    weaning themselves from the responsibility
    no wonder these kids get raised without sensibility!

    Where have all the fathers gone?
    some sitting in prison, depressed, sad and sorry
    aching to hear that high pitched sound “Hi, Daddy”
    aching to hold their little one’s hands
    bellyaching over what they did so wrong
    wishing they could turn back the time
    well, be strong men! This is no time to whine!
    you can still pray for your estranged family
    use your self as an example of what not to do
    so that your sons and daughters don’t end up like you!

    Where have all the fathers gone?
    some to far off lands to make more money
    forgetting that home is the place more precious than any
    building and investing yourself in the future
    you are the teachers and God-ordained nurturers
    leaders of the family, champions and visionaries
    no time to waste now, no reason to tarry
    do your duty
    make the wrong right, and
    sleep with a satisfied feeling tonight

    © nomadicrhymer

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    Right ON, Nomad!!!!!
    Good poem, great message.
    - Tree.

    :thanx2: for posting this one!


    Posted By Altree94 | Mar 16, 2007
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    nomadicrhymer JPiC Premium VIP Member

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    Thanks Tree...this is one of those that needed to be said....although a bit redundant!

    Nomad

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    That was great all around, every part of it! I like the part where you examine how the fathers somehow justify in thier minds not being around.
    Wonderful-Sarah


    Posted By MrsRivera | Mar 16, 2007
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    nomadicrhymer JPiC Premium VIP Member

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    Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Sarah!!

    and.... :sign_welcome: :rocking: :yay: :bouncey:

    Nomad

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