for my son (work in progress)

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
something that came to me when i saw my son laughing. i was like an old southern spiritual moment hit me.

Submitted: December 08, 2015

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Submitted: December 08, 2015

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What make you do dat boi?

What make you laugh like dat?

What make you cry like dat?

What make you do dat boi?

What make you smile at yo momma like a brand new sunshine?

What make you cry for ya father every time he say I see you later boy?

What you scream for dear life every time you hungry and da bottle is near?

What is this power you got to wipe away a grown man's fear?

How you do dat boi?

How you make your daddy so proud every time he feeds you?

How you make your momma say I love you so much I can’t believe

that I am the one who needs you?

How you make yo grandmomma so grateful every time she sees you?

How you make two strangers a family when they thought they could no longer love?

How you do dat boi?

Tell me boy because I once I was lost.

Because the burdens I had to bear they were heavy like a cross.

But I’m here because you’re here

And I’m happy for paying the cost.

I am the father of a King... 


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