"Happy Birthday"

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You told me you love me,
Yet where are you now.
My birthday approaches,
Yet not one word from you.

Forever you said,
You will love me
Because you are my father.
Can you not love me for me?
Even though you are not longer in my life
Your role remains abandoned.
You said you will always be there
But where are you now?

It is a week before my birthday.
I recieve a text
"It's your birthday soon, isn't it?
Here's my number, call me sometime."
You couldn't bring yourself to call me
So you sent a text.
I tell myself you remembered,
But you never said,
"Happy Birthday."

How much longer must I wait?
How much longer will I wait?
I no longer know.
Will you only hurt me once again?
Can I trust you not to?
These questions remain unanswered,
Just as the words remain unsaid.

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