Shadow Of A Man
Don’t flatter yourself son,
Your mother won’t let you know
That the way you treat your child
Fills her heart with sorrow.
How can you call yourself a man,
Seeing your child’s loving eyes
Glistening and filled with expectations
Then never fail to disappoint.
This child is a precedent
Exposing what a fathers truth is.
And every choice against the child
Are the ones karma never dismisses.
Never be fooled now son,
Your mother will gladly play your part.
To try to hide her shame of you,
She will pick up where you fall short.
A child takes love from where it comes
But spreads theirs everywhere,
Even fathers on the periphery of their life
Will receive an abundant share.
Life has a way of taking up
What’s left in its path rejected.
And your mother sees, sure enough
Into the heart of the child you neglected.
That her son is but a shadow
Of a man who’s afraid to be
Touched by the light of his child
After shirking his responsibilities.
Ria – circa 2012