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My Child Wouldn't Do That



Mom and Dad, believe me when I say I love you.
And yet, I need my independence too.
You have faith in me and most of my ways.
I'll try to live up to your faith each and every day.
I feel you raised me and I owe you.
Contrary to belief, disappointing you is not what I want to do.
But in the world outside our door, a lot goes down.
Many times, your disapproving voice is not around.
I can't be innocent all my life.
I must experience some wrong to know right is right.
I am not planning to have a child or go to jail,
or give you any reason to feel that you've failed.
If something should happen and there is always that possibility.
You will be the first to know, if it's left up to me.
My child would not do that,
keep that belief, that's what you do,
and I'll keep trying to make the belief come true.
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Written on July 15, 2008

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