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April 14, 2012 / austreberto

Day fourteen

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



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


treat others the way they wanted to be treated


i hope she gets to do this



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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