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dear earth father 
who art now in heaven
a dirt farmer 
at the hour of my birth
in a world 
i was made to feel wrath 
rather than protection and love
lead me now 
into the hour of your love 
for mother 
and all seven children
born of this union 
in the Great Depression
born into ancestral 
and religious fears
now my guardian angel 
reunited after empty years
now with my earth mother
the very one
you loved so desperately 
you threatened
to throw yourself 
in front of the train
she prepared to board
if she did not become your wife
ironic some thirty years later
another train 
would end your earthly life
this moment finally i know
both your love and protection

to Edy Lou  ~  to Moongate