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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Friend of the Family is a poem from my new poetry book "Tears of Me".
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Friend of the Family


I love you

Yet I hate you

You are the hope of my future

You were my guidance in my past

 My father despised you

but my mother adored you

You were her will to live

You were a constant guest in our home

You were the scent my mother wore daily

She neglected me for the happiness of you

She confided in you

but your greed took her away

After all the hurt and pain you caused

I welcomed you back into my life

but now you are my foundation

I finally see what my mother saw in you

You helped her cope with her wounds

Even though you helped cause them

My family doesn’t understand you

And honestly nor do I

You’ve ruined my past

And I have acknowledged 

That you have ruined my future

You are the end of my tunnel

My whiskey bottle


-LaToya Martin


Submitted: October 20, 2020

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