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  • April 24th, 2010 | 12:31 AM
30 Poems in 30 Days - WONDERING

My personal challenge for National Poetry Month is to write
a poem a day about the father I have never known.


So much time wondering
about you,
who you were,
where you were,
and all that time
I was living
in the house across the street
from where you used to live
and I wonder,
did you ever
even once,
wonder about me?

@copyright Susan Taylor Brown 2010
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There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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April 24th, 2010 07:14 am (UTC)
That is a question that can sadly never be answered. My dad is still alive and to this day I cannot answer a letter he sent us all just before Christmas. Why because that is exactly what he wants, I will not be told what to do by a letter. Especially when the said letter was not even written personally to me. Yes it had my name on it, but it had been written out 5 times with exactly the same hurtful words. Each one stabbing right through my heart. I know how much you wanted to know your dad. Maybe he would have been everything you always hoped for or maybe like mine he would have made your life a misery.

That you will never know.

- Anne McKenna
April 26th, 2010 06:35 am (UTC)
How very hard your life has been, Anne. *hug*
April 24th, 2010 12:39 pm (UTC)
So poignant.
April 26th, 2010 06:35 am (UTC)
Thank you.
April 24th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
So simple in content, yet so powerful.
April 26th, 2010 06:36 am (UTC)
Thank you. Of course I'm already in revision mode. :0
April 27th, 2010 03:58 am (UTC)
Another great one.
May 4th, 2010 09:04 am (UTC)
tanita says :)
Across the street?! Literally "so close, and yet so far away."
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.

Susan Taylor Brown

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