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Random Poem:

Because He Had To Go Away
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One night in dreams I saw my dad
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standing in a golden field of hay
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I walked up to him; he looked so sad
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he said he was sorry he had to go away
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He said he wished that he'd been there
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when I spoke my first word
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He said he wished he'd been able to share
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kindergarten, first grade, second, and third
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He'll never walk me down the aisle
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or see me in graduation day.
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He'll never see my firstborn's smile
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because he had to go away.
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Someday when I'm old and gray
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I'll look back and I'll see
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all the times along the way
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I'd wished my dad was here with me.
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Somewhere, someway I will depart
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from this barren mortal land
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And I'll at last fulfill the desire of my heart
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as I hold my father's hand.
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He'll never know how much I could have loved him
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He'll never hear what I have to say.
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He'll never know how close we could have been
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because he had to go away.
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