Spotlights shine down like mother’s sun. Father’s love follows in the form of drugs and liquor. Relive, rich man.
On stage, man raises his hand to the shrieking crowd, awed with humility at his fans’ adoration. Grasping the microphone, he thinks of father rolling in his grave.
He sips water from a bottle and shakes the rest over his head, a momentary reprieve from the lights’ insulating heat. Layers of clothing hide scars he openly speaks of yet never reveals. He laments mother’s death with his lyrics and thousands cry for his loss.
Father’s legacy follows him doggedly. Later, alone, man will consume that for which he distances himself from his own offspring. Let the child have his mother.
The boy within bows, and sings of the love engraved in his heart.
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Disclaimer: This series is an unauthorized, semi-fictional story, based in part on the author’s imagination.