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Faces&Voices


AN ANTHOLOGY
OF VERSE, PROSE

AND ART

by
the Composition
for Honours Class,
Howard University,
2001-200
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E. R. BRAITHWAITE
Professor

Faces & Voices 4
Faces & Voices 5



My Father
Sara Wright
Country Club Hills, Illinois - Finance

You weren’t there for my first step
You weren’t there for my first birthday party
You weren’t there for my scraped knee
And that was just the beginning

Everyday I grew not knowing you
Through elementary to high school
Graduations, recitals, you chose to miss.
The cycle continues

Rejection, emptiness, anger
Nights spent crying and wondering.
Questions remain unanswered.
Words unspoken

You continue to be a mystery
One that I want to solve
Realize the treasure waiting for you
Hopefully, one day you may choose to discover it.


© 2002 Howard University
(First Published in limited print edition, An Anthology of Verse, Prose & Art, by the Composition for Honours Class, Howard University, Spring 2002. Professor E.R. Braithwaite)
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