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A father's challenge

The door clicks open
The light goes on
Decision time again
Half the fridge stacked with water
Half with cold cold beer
Will I do the right thing
For me kids?
Each night in bed I speak to them
They are not there of course
 But I picture them in me mind
Some day they will return to me
I'm fighting to be the dad they deserve
My hand shakes so hard
It's hard to get the bottle to my lips
But I've challenged myself and I've won
I lost too many friends down the local
Begging too many pints
Now I sit with water and I don't care 
For the first time  in a long time
I feel good about meself  
Based on interviews with a group of exceptional fathers  in Little Hulton called Salford Dadz

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