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It Could Have Been

It could have been so different.

You could have taught me how to ride a bike,

climb tree, make angels in the snow.

You could have held my hand when I felt lost,

shouldered my tears, when first love broke my heart.

given me strength encouraged my confidence.

You would have been my hero.

I would have been a daddy's girl,

adored you, made you proud.

I would have been there when age weakened you,

cared for you and sat by your bedside,

held your hand as you slipped away.

instead you died alone and I am sad.

It could have been so different.

I mourn not for the man you were,

but for the father you could have been.

©Racheal Joseph 2017

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