Daddy's Tears

by Darryl Vincent Smith

Daddy's tears are not like Mama's tears
His flow from the frustrations of life
And feeling like he can't win
Can't ever get over
Just gettin' by

Daddy's fears are not like sister's fears 
They come on slowly and don't show
Till his strength is gone
And he's old

Daddy's songs are not like brother's songs
His speaks more of living
And capturing someone's heart
Its anticipated hope

Daddy's strength's are not like a man's strength 
He's not a father unless he's working
Puts up with more than he should
Loves his woman
To death

Daddy's ending is not like the story's ending
No regrets
Admirations and the tipping of hats
Just a chapter closing really
Continuing on in his children

Daddy's Tears by Darryl Vincent Smith

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