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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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S1234 BRONZE said...
on Feb. 25 2010 at 4:27 pm
S1234 BRONZE, Pelham, New York
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Wow, this is great. Really deep, I'm sure many people can relate. Keep it up!

Rate and comment on my work if you get the chance!

on Feb. 25 2010 at 4:12 pm
edwardcullen4always SILVER, Rock Hill, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"If you feed a man a fish you feed him for a day, but if you teach a man to fish you feed him for a lifetime."

GREAT poem! *check out my story* plzzzz :)

Crazy-Life said...
on Feb. 25 2010 at 4:01 pm
Thats amazing bravo hope to hear more

Reel17 BRONZE said...
on Feb. 25 2010 at 3:21 pm
Reel17 BRONZE, Denver, Colorado
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I loved it, it was so true for people who have fathers (or mothers for that matter) who aren't necessarily there for them. One minute they want to act like dad and then the next they don't want that responsibility because they're not there. I am not close to my father at all, he sees me whenever he gets a chance. So this poem was an eye opener plus a reality check that I wasn't the only going through this. Thank you very much

on Feb. 25 2010 at 3:13 pm
sleeplessdreamer PLATINUM, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"I have always wanted to write in such a way that people say, 'I have always thought that but never found the words for it.'" -anonymous

Loved it. It was simple and to the point. A great piece of work. Comment on my work if you ever get the time!

on Feb. 25 2010 at 2:40 pm
pieluver BRONZE, Blountsville, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
"The silence isn't so bad till I look at my hand and feel sad cause the spaces between my fingers are were urs fit perfectly."

omg i love this poem it came from the heart and i can relate my dad left when i was born then he showed back up i let him in and he lied then left again

i<3steven! said...
on Feb. 25 2010 at 2:40 pm
i<3steven!, Newcastle, California
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Favorite Quote:
Inside Joke

wow, that is so true me and my dad have the same problem

on Feb. 25 2010 at 1:24 pm
devilwriter BRONZE, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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Every line was very strong and helped convey your meaning.

tori11693 said...
on Feb. 25 2010 at 1:12 pm
tori11693, Cedar Creek, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Live the life you love,love the life you live.

This poem is very powerful in the choice of words.

when i was reading it i thought of what my birthfather said and had done to me so i can relate to thoem a lot.

i think it is really great

on Feb. 25 2010 at 12:40 pm
Thibodeau BRONZE, Whitby, Other
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Favorite Quote:
The only limitations you have are the ones you put on yourself.

the end was very powerful!

on Feb. 25 2010 at 12:08 pm
MsJuliet BRONZE, Lolo, Montana
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Favorite Quote:

I can totaly relate to this poem because my dad has said things to me and in the end they really hurt.

Quinney GOLD said...
on Feb. 25 2010 at 8:45 am
Quinney GOLD, Rantoul, Illinois
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This embodies what many people feel everyday. Thanks for sharing and keep writing, you have a great voice.

on Feb. 19 2010 at 12:05 pm
shakedra<3 SILVER, Carrollton, Texas
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really good i luv this poem even tho i dnt no u i can tell u r worth much more keep ritten<3

Mandy24 SILVER said...
on Feb. 3 2010 at 9:53 pm
Mandy24 SILVER, Denver, Colorado
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After reading this article it made me cry because it's like everyword you used explains the exact feelings that im going through right now Thanks

jeg92 GOLD said...
on Feb. 3 2010 at 9:07 pm
jeg92 GOLD, New York, New York
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Favorite Quote:
I think therefore I am.
-Renee Descartes

interesting, can u guys look at my poetry
http ://www.teenink .com /poetry/free_verse/article/172083/Dream-World/
http ://www.teenink .com /poetry/free_verse/article/172085/Crushed/
http ://www.teenink .com /poetry/free_verse/article/172121/Fate-and-Destiny/
http ://www.teenink .com /poetry/free_verse/article/172122/Life-is-full-of-dreams/

on Feb. 3 2010 at 7:57 pm
amandarosecook SILVER, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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I truly loved this. Definitely deserves #1.

Iffy1 said...
on Feb. 3 2010 at 7:37 pm
Iffy1, New York, New York
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Favorite Quote:
If you love and stay loyal to someone and you betray them to protect them always remind them how loyal and loving you will still be. Iffy1

I love how you realized his words about you were more worthless than important and how you made your self better because you realized you better than that.

jazzy95 said...
on Feb. 3 2010 at 7:19 pm
this poem makes me feel strong and empowered like i can change anything negative around me. Its truly insperational.

Rabaya GOLD said...
on Feb. 3 2010 at 6:49 pm
Rabaya GOLD, Jamaica, New York
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Wow. This is really good!

on Feb. 3 2010 at 6:39 pm
bass_rockrgrl13 PLATINUM, Burlington, Massachusetts
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This is really amazing. It made me feel strong feelings of remembrance, too. =)

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