Dear Dad

November 29, 2011
By MarissaW SILVER, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
MarissaW SILVER, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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You pretended everything is okay
It’s not
Something simple blew up into a nuclear war zone
You dragged me down with you into your mess of depression
Covering me with the heartbreak

She left you for someone else.
If you don’t remember, that is what you did to Mom.
You are expecting sympathy, except karma wins this one.

You expect me to take care of you, and tell you what to do.
I’m not your mother, I’m your daughter.
You don’t need a woman to take care of you; you need a backbone
I hurt too
But you enjoy putting yourself first
This meant spending money on things that made you happy
Instead of spending time with me to make you happy

I tried telling you life goes on, but desperation for a relationship pushed me away.
You couldn’t pick anyone better
Circuit court access rumored that she wasn’t from a good crowd.
You picked her over family, friends and me…even when she screwed you over in the long run. She still was more appetizing than a family that loves you.

You developed a real feel for anxiety
A divorce, a drowning relationship, an empty career
It all became clear,
Shutting you down,
Cutting out the important things in life
I have anxiety too you know,
And I deal with it.

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About a somewhat difficult time in my life

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