I'm Sorry, Daddy MAG

January 25, 2013
By Anonymous

I'm sorry, Daddy.
I forgot to do the dishes.
You had every right to be angry.
But you didn't have to hit me,
Not on the face,
Not where the teachers can see.
I know you're mad at Mommy for leaving us.
I am too. Why couldn't she take me
with her?
But the teachers still ask. And I still lie.
You say school is pointless for me.
Since all I'm gonna be
Is a waitress.
You tell me all I need for that is a good memory. To remember orders.
But sometimes I can't remember, Daddy. Sometimes I forget things.
Like the dishes.
I was busy writing a letter to Mommy.
But I got distracted.
Trying to figure out heaven's address.

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on Mar. 17 2015 at 10:29 pm
Ginger__Snapp__ BRONZE, Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Wow. I love this. Such a simple beautiful poem.

on Apr. 17 2013 at 9:03 pm
AugustSummerFling PLATINUM, Mylapore, Chennai, Other
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This was beautifully written and the emotions are so rare and innocent... First I thought that the mother left them as in... Something like a divorce or break up... The last line though so utterly simple was filled with such intensity! So touching and moving.. Keep writing :)


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