If You Only Knew Letter to Fathers Who Abandoned Their Children- Anna Zielski
Praise the Lord Jesus Christ!
I would like to share before Father's Day one of my poems.
I hope you will find it inspirational.
I am Polish lady living in USA (NJ) since 1986.
I belong to Secular Franciscan Order since 1982.
Peace and Goodness!
- Anna Zielski, S.F.O.
"You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage
them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the
oppressed in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no
more." Psalm 10:17-18
If You Only Knew
Letter to Fathers Who Abandoned Their Children
If you only knew the sorrow of your child's soul
If you only knew how every birthday of your child is filled with
bitterness & resentment
If you only knew the burden of your child having nobody to call " my
If you only knew the confusion of your child when others ask: " where's
If you only knew the mistakes of your child looking for love in wrong
places to fill emptiness of the heart
If you only knew the struggles of your child trying to survive in the
cruel world alone
If you only knew the challenges of your child grappling with many grown- up problems...
If you only knew the tears of your child when sense of rejection seems to
choke up all existence
If you only knew the heartache of your child on every Father's Day...
If you only knew the cry of your child: "Daddy, please come home!"...
If you only knew the sorrow of your child's soul...
June, 2005 (just before the Father's Day)