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Father Figure (Louis Toliver Jr-Austin, TX)

often wonder 
Would I have felt bro 
                                 ken
If I had a been fathered?
Bro
      ken, many little boys 
Now, growing into men feel
My father lives yet 
He hid from his responsibilities 
Choosing addiction over manhood 
I don't want to be like that 
I can't allow myself to be like that 
Some boys grow up with no father 
My heart goes out to them 
But they still can be men 
WE can be men
WE can be women
My mother fathered me
It took some time to realize this 
Giving me the tools 
To cultivate a whole spirit 
A woman or a man 
Can be our father figure
Or our mother figure 
YOU can be your father figure 
YOU can be your mother figure
We don't have to be broken

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