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Know, this wasn’t the first time we’ve fought
Though, he seemed more emphatic, I thought

(He tended to say
In rigid display
“You never obey”
Not him, anyway)

He told me to feel things that I ought
But me, feel those things? I think not!

(I tried to ignore
The orders I bore
I noticed before
Yet results in more)

And still, he accuses me, distraught!
That my words are a personal shot?

(But please; I’m a teen
I’m not a machine
Designed to be mean
To someone so… keen)

Yeah, it’s true, we do argue a lot
Incessant battles, we both were caught

(And though he was mad
I only felt sad
Despite how he tried
He wasn’t my dad)





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watermelon said...
Apr. 29, 2011 at 4:19 pm
I like the way you wrote about a topic I think others have had feelings about. I've never read about stepfather-daughter relationships in a poem. It's a very honest poem, and I like that. It's true to your feelings, even if it sounds harsh. That's something a lot of us have trouble fully describing: how we REALLY feel about it. One suggestion: the "know" at the beginning should be "no".
 
Live2Write replied...
May 3, 2011 at 9:35 am

Jeez, I thought I answered this! xP Sorry, lol.

My stepdad and I have an... interesting relationship. I wrote this poem for English, trying to figure out how I felt about it. Even though it does come off a bit negative. ^_^

Actually, I put that down as "know" for a reason: as in, "know that", but I couldn't put the 'that' because it would mess up the rhythm. xP

Thanks for the comment!

 
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