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My Father's Daughter This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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He smokes
He screams
He yells
I am my father's daughter

He ignores
He lies
He orders me around
I am my father's daughter

He hurts
I worry
I care
I am my father's daughter

I dream
I think
I try
I am my father's daughter

I show
He sees
He doesn't care
I cannot be my father's son

I wonder
And I wish
I'm not my father's daughter
But I still love him.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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Bethani said...
Apr. 29, 2011 at 7:48 pm
I like the poem but it's hard for me to understand. What is it about?
 
The.Lost.One This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 15, 2011 at 12:15 am
Well basically in stanza 1 and 2 i'm telling about how my dad has done me wrong, in stanza 3 i'm talking about how much i care for him even though it hurts sometimes, then in stanza 4 it's about me finally trying to become someone worth loving, and in stanza 5 i get rejected, because in the end i'm still a girl. In the final stanza, it's me realizing how though he's never going to love me the way i want, i'm going to move on and create the best me i can, loving him and feeling pain because of it.
 
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