I Never Learned How To Be A Father

I Never Learned How To Be A Father

A Poem by Nolo Segundo

I never learned how to be a father,
I never learned how to give life,
I never learned to take a chance,
I never learned to welcome a soul.

Fear kept me from trying, fear of hurt,
fear of betrayal, fear of falling short.
My own father was not bad or mean,
just not there, not there for me...
so I never learned how to be a dad.

© 2017 Nolo Segundo

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thanks for entering my real me competition, still judging this weekend, thanks for this amazing work

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Nolo Segundo
Nolo Segundo

Philadelphia, PA

From adolescence until I was 24, I was an agnostic. Then I almost drowned, and had what has come to be called a near death experience. So for the past 45 years I've known that the problem with life i.. more..