However

June 5, 2009
By Anna Kerstetter BRONZE, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Anna Kerstetter BRONZE, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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He knows she exists
he knows she has a life
of her own
apart from his
this which he regrets

however

she is unaware of his existence
lived her life in a lie
but perhaps
it is better that way

however

he sees her everyday
wanting and wishing to tell her
to hold her close
to tell her that which she doesn't know

however

despite what she thinks

he is her father.

how many howevers can he survive
one
two
three?
before time runs out.

however

she is happy now
without him

however.


The author's comments:
My mom told me this story about my uncle, and it made me want to cry. He sees his own daughter everyday, but she doesn't know who he is. I believe his story deserves to be told even though she may never know her true father. I will hope readers will feel the tradgedy that my uncle has suffered throughout his years.

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