My "Father"

June 21, 2011
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You doubt yourself at times,
Wondering who cares.
Your greatest talent is to come up with a few rhymes,
Your heart aches from all of its tears.

You cry at night,
Knowing you don’t have anyone.
Praying for the strength to fight,
Hoping your life will soon be done.

You are fatherless,
You feel abandoned.
He left you in a mess,
Alone and frightened.

Each day feels like the last,
Memories flood in from the past,
You start to feel hopeless.

And just when you hit your darkest day,
You find your guiding hand.
One to guide you the right way,
Making life really quite grand.

My guiding hand in life is you,
You haven’t been here for long, sure.
But I feel like I can start over new,
I’m hoping, that you are life’s cure.

You are the man I wish my father was,
Supportive and strong.
You do everything a good father does,
I hope to have you all along.

Thank you for everything you do,
You mean the world to me.
I hope you know I love you,
And I hold you very dearly.

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SecretSearcher This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 2:32 pm
I can totally relate. My father was an alcoholic and was abusive to me and eventually disowned me. I live with my mom full time now since they are divorced and her boyfriend if probably the nicest and most wonderful man ever. So glad there's others who have felt the same.
ReaderWriter replied...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 7:28 pm
I'm glad to hear that you have the same case as me too! My parents are recently divorced and I'm quite glad of it. My mom has gotten back together with her high school boyfriend and he's always been more to me than my biological dad. :)
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