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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 Nov. 7 2009 at 10:41 am
Babygurl_101 SILVER, N/A, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Angels are the quiet girls that just havent been noticed yet"
"The past is the past, and i am your futuer." (<3<3<3<3<3)

you have good poetry!! very strong, and to the point. really good job

on Nov. 7 2009 at 10:40 am
Babygurl_101 SILVER, N/A, California
8 articles 0 photos 118 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Angels are the quiet girls that just havent been noticed yet"
"The past is the past, and i am your futuer." (<3<3<3<3<3)

you have really good poetry

good job

on Nov. 7 2009 at 12:46 am
LeilaniLives PLATINUM, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"They say 'Life's two steps forward and one step back' - But what if I tripped and fell down the whole flight of stairs?"

Beautifully inspired. I'd love it if you checked out my poem "Dear Child." I think our poems could relate. Truly, I enjoyed your work.

on Oct. 16 2009 at 6:45 pm
PurpleFeather BRONZE, Canton, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"The pen is mightier than the sword." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

beautiful and honest. i love how you're not afraid to write abiotu whats really true. i dont have a relationship like this with my father, but i can imagine...

at004 said...
on Oct. 16 2009 at 12:15 pm
it was really good i know how you feel

on Oct. 16 2009 at 11:45 am
BradleyCounts SILVER, Lagrange, Georgia
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Your poem has good structure...As far as talking about your dad things may seem bad at one time or another..but they get better eventually...like me i only seen my real dad 6 times my whole life..my ex step dad hit me when i was younger...when i turned sixteen i fought back...we were at eatch others necks...about a month ago he had a stroke and now he has changed alot...god will find a way for you in the end

Yung E.R.C said...
on Sep. 30 2009 at 11:34 am
I love this poem it's really good and hope to read some more from you. Your words seem more pwerful then if it was in your actions. Good luck

on Sep. 30 2009 at 10:13 am
Brittuhhknee BRONZE, North Highlands, California
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whoa i literally got chills reading this... awesome stuff

on Sep. 22 2009 at 10:20 pm
choirchic101 SILVER, Norwalk, California
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Favorite Quote:
in order for God to use all of you you have to be completely broken

WOW that was good. it was heart breaking . i wish it was longer. keep on writing

rosie said...
on Sep. 22 2009 at 6:37 pm
i like this its so true people convince u and turn u into something else and u believe its right or makes some sense and it affects u

on Jun. 1 2009 at 5:05 pm
rachelmueller GOLD, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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this was amazing i kinda wished it were longer!

on May. 31 2009 at 8:23 pm
volleygirl6 SILVER, Lake Oswego, Oregon
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It takes a lot of courage to write about the way things really are. I totally identify with what you are saying. Keep writing!

on May. 20 2009 at 11:20 pm
emofreak SILVER, Masury, Ohio
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i kinda understand where youre coming from

its hard living with someone your spossed to love n trust

when they hurt you sooo much

i really like this poem.

A LOT

Juz Mee said...
on May. 12 2009 at 9:46 pm
Wow my dad was exactly like that and no he's dead. he died 7 years ago, but im glad...

starlove1271 said...
on May. 7 2009 at 1:22 am
my dad is just like that now hes been in jail for 6 years i haven't seen him since

on Apr. 4 2009 at 3:30 am
francheeze88 SILVER, Oak Park, Illinois
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Someone above said something about understanding perfectly what your talking about, and thats exactly what I thought when I read this. It's perfect ...and heart breaking.

on Mar. 5 2009 at 7:01 pm
kissingdawn331 SILVER, Palatine, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"when your hourglass runs out of sand you can't flip it over and start again."(changes weekly so check next weeks l8er)

hey i can really relate....my step father sometimes has hallow words that cut like rusty knifes...he just doesn't understand sometimes gr8 poem thx

on Feb. 28 2009 at 10:45 pm
EternityBroken GOLD, Hooker, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
It is impossible to love and be wise.

life with a father like that, or in my case stepfather, can be really hard. you love them, so you trust that what they are telling you is the truth, but in all actuallity they are ashamed of themselves so they say things to make you ashamed of yourself too. i now hate my stepdad and can't wait until i'm out of that house and on my own. thats life i suppose

on Feb. 24 2009 at 9:14 pm
Miss.Bliss1 BRONZE, Scotsburn, Other
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WOW...thats some powerfull stuff right there.

Some days that's the way I feel about my dad.

Yur not alone...

keep writeing.

on Feb. 21 2009 at 3:36 am
i enjoyed it.. i'm not so good with opening up but i know exactly what you mean.. and trust me my dear. your not alone in these feelings.:)


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