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everyone made father’s day cards

with pretty paper hearts

my mind couldn’t grasp

what my heart wanted to ask

How? Why? did you leave

when you didn’t see

if I had your nose

and all my ten toes

i can’t hate, despise or loathe

you, whom I didn’t get to know

my mind’s finally able to grasp

what my heart still silently asks

forever your daughter

© Melanie Arendse