The Illusion of a Father

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Kinda self-explanitory...

Submitted: July 06, 2008

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Submitted: July 06, 2008



You tell me that I am wrong,
tell me I'm worthless
But I've thought this through all along
Although I was confident, now I feel stupid
You tell me that I am a disgrace,
tell me I'm a mistake
I don't know who or what I am to replace
But I know that I'm not good enough
You tell me that I am a freak,
tell me it's just a phase
What should I be?  What should I seek?
I've learned not to ask these questions anymore
You tell me that it's my fault,
tell me everything is
Your words sting my wounds like salt
I should be used to this by now
You pretend around them, you want them to see
you as a man- as a father
I can't speak, your influence has silenced me
Faking a smile, faking a laugh, it's so difficult still

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