Fellowship of the Minds


Her hair was up in a ponytail, her favorite dress tied with a bow.
Today was Daddy’s Day at school, and she couldn’t wait to go.

But her mommy tried to tell her, that she probably should stay home;
Why the kids might not understand, if she went to school alone.

But she was not afraid, she knew just what to say;
What to tell her classmates of why he wasn’t there today.
But still her mother worried, for her to face this day alone.
And that was why, once again, she tried to keep her daughter home.

But the little girl went to school, eager to tell them all
about a dad she never sees, a dad who never calls.

There were daddies along the wall in back—for everyone to meet.
Children squirming impatiently, anxious in their seat.

One by one the teacher called on a student from the…

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