Dear Father or Whoever You Are

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

Letter to a dead beat dad. Let him go....

Dear Father,


Did you forget to tell your daughter that you love her?

 

That other than your mother

 

You place no woman above her

 

Hey dad,

 

Did you tell her that she’s the best daughter that any father has ever had

 

Did you tell her how proud you are; to be are to be her father?

 

Did you forget….

 

To tell her that the day she was born was the perfect gift

 

Did you ever tuck her in at night?

 

And when she was afraid did you hold her tight

 

Dear Father, you aren’t really even fit to be called one

 

Answer me this; why did you run

 

Maybe it’s a good thing you did

 

I would never wish someone like you on any kid

 

When I think of how you hurt me I no longer cry

 

I no longer even ask myself why

 

I’ve accepted

 

That I was neglected

 

And you are no longer respected

 

And your excuses and lies are now rejected

 

Too many times you’ve let me down

 

And now I longer want you around

 

I’ve buried all of my anger

 

And now to me you are a stranger

 

I’m thru

 

Pretending to start over with you

 

Dear Father or whoever you are

 

I don’t even want to see you from afar

 

Ive done just fine without you


So there’s no need to continue

 

To pretend to care

 

You were never there

 

Good riddance Dad and this time please stay gone

 

This time I’ve deleted your number from my phone

 

No use in holding a fake conversation with someone you don’t know

 

And now that I’ve let go

 

Of wasted years trying

 

And stopped crying

 

I realize it was never me

 

You just aren’t fit to be somebody’s daddy

 

Dear Father or whoever you were supposed to be

 

I took the blinders off and now I see

 

You aren’t shit

 

And although I don’t wish you nothing bad you deserve whatever you get

 

 

 

 

 


Submitted: September 10, 2015

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