(written many years ago for my daughter Lacey)

Barely two that fateful day

The Army took your Dad away

Still haunted by that toddler cry

I walked away and said goodbye

Was it worth the time we missed?

They made my heart an angry fist

Decision wasn’t wise because

I can’t remember who I was

For twenty years, that guy’s been dead

I sit alone inside my head

A blink in time, already grown

To raise a child of your own

Don’t follow pathways I have blazed

Create your own, you’ll be amazed

Take every second, every day

The best advice I’ll ever say

Published by GonzoWolf

C. Derick Miller is an award winning (Splatterpunk/Indie/Cult/Horror/Dark Fiction) author, Gonzo journalist, producer, screenwriter, poet, ordained minister, and songwriter born in the town of Greenville, Texas. A seasoned paranormal investigator and administrator for the fine art industry, his influences include Hunter S. Thompson, Kevin Smith, Shawn Mullins, and Del James. He is the Head Writer for Your Stories On Video and is Sr. Writer/Jr. Producer for AtuA Productions. Chad is also an active member of the International Thriller Writers organization, the Horror Writer’s Association, and co-host of the “American Justice” podcast. He resides in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas, Texas and has a price on his head for his short story “Hell Paso” contained in the #1 Amazon Best Selling/Award Winning Death’s Head Press Anthology “And Hell Followed”. He wishes he was making up that last part but…it’s nice to be wanted.

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