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Disowned- Malachi Edwin Vethamani (Malaysia)



-         Malachi Edwin Vethamani  (Malaysia)


When he went away, 

they said he was ashamed. 

Not that they were embarrassed of him. 


When he left in the night,

they said he chose to leave. 

Not that they had asked him to go. 


When he fled from his home, 

they said he had issues.

Not that they could not accept him. 


When there was silence between them, 

they said he had forgotten his family.

Not that they had said he was no longer their child.  


On the news of his death, 

they said that he had given up.

Not that they had said he was dead to them.