Story of a fathers bitterness

Unlike most people, my most vivid memory isn’t one I’m very fond of. It was one of the sadist times of my life. It made me realize the impact words can have on a person. It was when those words came out of that mans mouth that I truly discovered that words hurt more that bumps and bruises. The blood stops, the skin patches itself, and life goes on. But words! There’s something so strange about words. Simple phrases never go away. They burrow them selves into your brain like moles! They stay, and they cause pain for the rest of your life.

My mother and father divorced when I was young. I spent my summers leaving my much loved mom in the Florida sun, to join my father, with his new wife(not to mention that she was thrown in my face) and her daughter in small town Louisiana. But this summer, I put my foot down and decided to stay in warm, stormy Florida. To put it in simple terms, this did not go well with my dad. So, for a several weeks, we went to war. But I kept my ground and won the fight. But my step mom hag some things to say too.

She was not to fond of my triumphant victory over my less powerful, aging father. So, since she runs the house hold, she forced my father to return for part 2 of or small civil war. But once again, I held my place and came out of top!! He got nothin over me! Anyways, I didn’t come out unscaved though. While having a conversation via phone my (who I thought was) father said “ As long as you live with your mother, you will never do anything with your life”. Can you believe a father saying that to his own flesh and blood?? It was at this point that I hung up, in tears. I then had an epiphany. I relieved that he isn’t my father. A father doesn’t do that. My true father is my step dad, he cares for me, something he never did.

Without an apology, he called back and demanded to have the phone that he bought sent back to him. So, without any thought, I walked into the storage shed, grabbed the sludge hammer, and took out all my frustration onto that small piece technology. He never said he wanted it whole!

I still believe that I won the war, I have decided never to return to that southern state(no offense) and never speak a word to that man again. So I think you can agree, that this isnt the worst memory, but certainly not the best. This is only of the many things that family has done to me, and I know it wont be the last. But I know that when all this is said and done, I will have had the last laugh!





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mudpuppy said...
Oct. 5, 2010 at 2:12 pm
I'm sorry you had to go through all that, especially with your own father. :(  And I agree with your, words can hurt. I still remember some of the nasty hurtful things people have said to me over the years.
 
apocalyptigirl said...
Oct. 4, 2010 at 11:20 pm
5 stars b/c i loved it and can relate to it very well. The only thing holding it back is the grammar and spelling errors.
 
iluvnacho said...
Jul. 12, 2010 at 7:48 am
I think it was great. I admire your strong will in this. It must have been very hard to stick for yourself like that, especially against your own father!!! But I love it, all thwe same. :) keep writing
 
gymbabe This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 4, 2010 at 7:08 pm
This was amazing, moving and well-written.  I feel so bad for you.  Once my dad whacked me on the head, it wasn't very hard and it didn't even hurt that much, but I wouldn't be in the same room with him for the rest of the day, and refused to speak to or even acknowledge him.  Both actions and words can hurt more than physical scars.
 
xtwilightx95 said...
Jun. 30, 2010 at 8:19 am
This was a great story and I loved the way you compared it with war, great use of metaphor. It needs a little work with the grammar but other than that it was great
 
taylorf463 said...
Jun. 24, 2010 at 3:05 pm
Wows. Sometimes the nonfiction stories you read have the greatest impact. Wow.
 
JohnWallOfTheWizards replied...
Jun. 24, 2010 at 9:40 pm
powerful but work on your grammer. I cannot believe that your dad said that to you.
 
MitchB. said...
Jun. 9, 2010 at 4:53 pm
this wasnt the best thing that ive posting but its also not the work.....
 
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