On the edge of a lake a small boy stands
Watching a father with his son. . .
Dreaming that he could be the one. . .
Wondering if there was something he could have done . . .
that might have changed his fate.
He sadly tosses a stone into the lake.
His eyes shinning with unshed tears,
his mind thinking of moments lost over the years
What was his sin?
What had he done?
Why had he not won . . .
his father's love . . .
A young boy, only eight years old,
what a sad story his face does hold.
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