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A Married Man

Back in a day when my parents were young and free,
They had a few kids at that time that included me,
My father could not handle the pressures of family life,
So off he flew to New York City and got another wife,
Make no mistake that life there was not really grand,
As soon as she started having kids, he became an invisible man,
He strayed near and far leaving his seeds around,
Even to this day, new kids are continuing to be found,
My father wasn't there when I needed him the most,
During the years I really needed him he was just a ghost,
All my adult life I have been married through thick and thin,
Through the good days, the bad days, beginning to end,
Now that I have lived the life he never could complete,
I see things from a perspective that makes me want to weep,
I have to admit that now if I could do it over again,
There is a good chance that I might not make it to this end,
For now, I understand the pressures and the strain,
All responsibilities of raising a family can really be a drain,
A Married Man is what I am, just like my Father see,
The difference is I stayed the course, and he decided to flee.
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Submitted by ebrad2bad on April 26, 2021

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