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No Daughter Of His
all the years of longing
all the tears and wronging
all your suffering girl
all your strength girl
you haven't been sure
it hasn't been easy:
dial his number and call him?
ignore your deepest fears
mom told you not to (not to!)
bro told you not to (not to!)
everybody said so (said so!)
you weren't listen (you weren't!)
he didn't pick up the phone
should you try it again?
you're a keen and focussed girl
so you did (so you did!)
a female's voice on the other line
"he ain't there now try again in..."
a man's voice in the background yelling
"no way to talk to your father, girl"
no surrender! never give up!
life is like push-ups feel me?
life is fighting nothing else feel me?
never give up! call him again!
finally you made it: he picked up
shivering sentences spoken
a long talk of fear and longing
he wouldn't ask you anything
dad made clear you're no daughter of his
he remained distant no smile no joy
you remain distant no smile no joy
you're no daughter of his (of his!)
Today is a long day.
n stiles carmona
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