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por favor papa

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Published: May 30, 2014
Por favor, papá
¿Recuerdas cuando de pequeña me abrasabas?
¿Cuando mi frente besabas?
¿Y tu cariño me brindabas?

Ahora tus “te quiero”
Están llenos de tristeza
Y sé que pronto te iras
Pronto me dejaras

Por favor, papá
Promete que no me abandonaras
Que nunca te olvidaras
De tu pequeña niña
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poema inspirado en mi papá , que se fue de la casa...


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