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April 14, 2012 / austreberto

Day fourteen

never grew up with any talk of god in my father’s house

 

1.

she asked me

why can’t you be christian

as if i was everything she wanted in a man

except for the lack of faith

 

not to say that my parents didn’t raise me to believe

or to have faith

in ourselves

 

she wanted to raise a family

as her parents did with her

with love

to teach her children respect

kindness

treat others the way they wanted to be treated

 

i hope she gets to do this

 

2.

it was such a surprise to her

when she found out

 

as if kindness could not come from anything that wasn’t considered holy

 

that any nonbeliever

would burn in front of her eyes

 

luckily for me

i didn’t believe in fire that way

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