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A Father’s Gift

And the Gratitude It Deserves

By Lily SéjorPublished 2 months ago 1 min read

Elusive smiles would grace then swiftly desert your face

Changing moods — up/down, here/gone, mostly gone


I confess, because the downs would get really down

Papa, thank you for leaving


Ending things is a gift and this one was your best


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Lily Séjor

Lily is really not the best at describing herself, so she'll put this down for now and circle back when (if) she's inspired. For now, she wants you to know that she's your verbose friend who rarely knows what to say.

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  • D.K. Shepardabout a month ago

    Very raw and beautifully written!

  • Shirley Belk2 months ago

    Sad for you, but I get it

  • Oneg In The Arctic2 months ago

    What a unique take on this, and on the purpose and value of a father to a child.

  • Tammy Castleman2 months ago

    This is powerful. It creates a lot of mixed feelings; a wide range of emotions, in just a few words.

  • Novel Allen2 months ago

    Not all fathers are created equal. Mine was a mess, but so are we all in some way or the other. So may faults we do not know to be illnesses undiagnosed, we can only hope for the best.

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