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Just to Let You Know MAG

By MaryEllen, CT, Middletown, CT

Your butchering words
In the beginning
Went through my head
As a child who listens
To every word you say

Your constant sarcasm
Your words which
I thought were the truth
The never giving up

Just to let you know, Dad
Those butchering words
To me are now worthless
For I know now
It was only your sickness



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on Jul. 7 2010 at 11:31 pm
hollyhottell DIAMOND, Redding, California
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Favorite Quote:
poetry is a diary written out loud

i can relate soooo much.. this is soo good.great job....bet our dads would get along great..sorry you have to have a worthless excuse of a dad,, hope for your sake one day he wakes up and sees whats in front of him

on Jul. 7 2010 at 5:04 pm
ellyncannon PLATINUM, Mexia, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
<3

only if you check out mine... that's how it works around here... hah

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on Jul. 7 2010 at 4:36 pm
kmarie BRONZE, Ellisville, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
"Dream as if you'll live forever: Live as if you'll die today" James Dean

I love this poem! It's great! I can very much relate to what the poem is about. I have a poem similar to this one called "Dear Daddy". Please read my poems and comment if you don't mind. Or ate them : )

on Jul. 7 2010 at 3:26 pm
Kaileigh918 BRONZE, Orange Park, Florida
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"There's no shortcuts to anywhere worth going"
-me

please check out my work

on Jul. 7 2010 at 3:26 pm
Kaileigh918 BRONZE, Orange Park, Florida
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"There's no shortcuts to anywhere worth going"
-me

please check out my work

on Jul. 7 2010 at 3:26 pm
Kaileigh918 BRONZE, Orange Park, Florida
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"There's no shortcuts to anywhere worth going"
-me

please check out my work

on Jul. 7 2010 at 3:25 pm
Kaileigh918 BRONZE, Orange Park, Florida
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"There's no shortcuts to anywhere worth going"
-me

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on Jul. 7 2010 at 3:25 pm
Kaileigh918 BRONZE, Orange Park, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"There's no shortcuts to anywhere worth going"
-me

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on Jul. 7 2010 at 2:41 pm
DavidI BRONZE, Austin, Texas
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Music = Life

The diction was really nice,but i'm not sure if I really like the syntax. Other than that is was a awesome poem. Keep up the good work. =)

on Jul. 7 2010 at 11:43 am
still-a-novice BRONZE, Balderdash, Illinois
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Attention people! This is life here! This is not a rehersal. I repeat, Life is not a Rehersal!

I really liked the way you used "Butchering words" instead of hurtful or something

 


on Jul. 7 2010 at 11:34 am
ellyncannon PLATINUM, Mexia, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
<3

This is really great!! :)

on Jul. 7 2010 at 10:44 am
writerinfinity PLATINUM, Arlington, Texas
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good job, it's simple and classic and good, it talks about when u were little you didn't know why but now you know because u have more knowledge, good job

zobug96 said...
on Jul. 7 2010 at 9:53 am
this poem is good  bette than some that i have read but i think that it needs a little bit more detail suxh as action verbs and or personification would boost this poem to a whole nother level

on Jul. 7 2010 at 9:38 am
SpiceyRedPepper GOLD, League City, Texas
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Im not clumsy im just allergic to gravity!!!!

 i love this i can relate as well....read my story the perosn i've never met pleez and comment! THX!:)

on Jul. 7 2010 at 1:10 am
Fieldsofwind GOLD, Thousand Oaks, California
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Here we are in chemistry class. There's no chemistry in this room, though.....it's an all-girls school and no one's brave enough to be lesbian.

THANK YOU!

This lack of punctuation and grammar is driving me insane.


on Jun. 15 2010 at 10:28 pm
MoniqueLynne BRONZE, Columbus, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
it be like that sometimes

this poem is very nice see why it was voted number one ... it reminds me of the poem i wrte for my dad a few moths ago

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on Jun. 15 2010 at 10:06 pm
krc_102 SILVER, Clackamas, Oregon
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"We accept the love we think we deserve."

~ Perks of Being a Wallflower

this is amazing. i love it (:

it's like something i would say about my own dad, and makes me think of a poem i wrote about him.


on Jun. 15 2010 at 3:53 pm
BlondieIsBlonde GOLD, Kissimmee, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is what you make it"

This poem is amazing! I know how that feels. Keep writing!

on Jun. 15 2010 at 3:05 pm
SarahJumps SILVER, Richmond, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity. -E.R

i love this. very strong

on Jun. 15 2010 at 12:52 pm
real_as_can_be101 PLATINUM, Mustang, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
You can love and hate, but which is more irrate? -unknown

Very deep, and very good:)


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