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My Paradise, Part 1 of ?My Paradise, part 1 of..?
by: Chip Keeler
A long time ago I was content on most days
I stressed the little things, but rarely worried
At my side was an angel
Though there were times when we longed for something
There were more days that I felt we had everything
Suddenly the angel was no more
She fled my side, bitter and sad loving and hating me
In her absence I was left broken and in despair
Lost and pitiful I struggled to learn and grow
I did grow, stronger but little else changed
I met another who wore angels wings
They were only borrowed and quickly they fell off
A strange place was my new dominion
Every Angel Deserves a Child"I can't feel the unfurling of my wings, Daddy."
I was not her father. I had entered her life when she was two years old, and she called me Daddy since she never knew her real father. Her mother's death two years ago made me the sole, living parent of an eleven-year-old, and I never felt like I was the right person for the job.
"What do you mean, Asrin?"
"Mom always said that when puberty started I would be the swan that emerged from the ugly duckling. She said I would be able to fly gracefully towards my dreams. But, I don't feel it."
As much of a woman as she was becoming, she was still a child. I wanted to answer her question, but I really had a hard time discussing her blossoming womanhood in the middle of a laundromat. Her pretty eyes were pleading with me, but I told her we'd talk later.
Janet had told Asrin a lot of things before she succumbed to the cancer. The last week or so of Janet's life were morphine-induced fantasy, I think.
Janet and I had met during c
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