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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

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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Realist said...
Oct. 25, 2010 at 8:45 am:
Congratulations on realizing that I had a typo on a feed on a website. Where grammar really matters. Realize that I'm challenging her approach to the subject matter, people talk about love, people talk about pain, what makes her circumstance separate from all the other ones. Which is why I put quotations around "dad", because who knows, maybe its a metaphor, which is what I am hoping, because in that case maybe the meaning is more than what I thought it was. People be less sensitive, the website... (more »)
 
swifthearth replied...
Nov. 16, 2010 at 4:04 am :
i understand that you have to critize many things to make it better however there are other positive ways to do it.
 
swifthearth replied...
Nov. 16, 2010 at 4:05 am :
as for the poem, it was flawless.
 
Femme-Fatale replied...
Nov. 16, 2010 at 6:09 am :

I'm sorry, swifthearth, I'm slightly confused, to whom was that directed at?

(love your name, btw :))

 
Maggie2014 replied...
Mar. 6, 2011 at 10:54 am :
Swithearth, unfortunatley i disagree, this poem was not flawless. Butchering words? someone please explain... usually butchering words means that your are messing up yours or someone elses words. and second there was absolutley no punctuation. like one big run on sentence. yes, no punctuation works for some people/poems but it did not work for this one. this poem was only ok.
 
GinaRamram replied...
Apr. 20, 2011 at 8:07 am :

Beautiful... I love it!

 

 
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poetrybutterfly123 said...
Oct. 15, 2010 at 7:30 am:
I love your poem. I can really relate to you. i guess not all dads are supportive. I have poems posted that are about my dad...maybe you can check them out....if you want.
 
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poeticraze said...
Oct. 3, 2010 at 8:38 pm:
Lovee it ! ~ (Weezy from Dragon tales voice)
 
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Writer4Life_21 said...
Oct. 3, 2010 at 5:58 pm:
I love your honest feelings. keep writing!
 
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kmarie17 said...
Oct. 3, 2010 at 4:52 pm:
This poem is powerful! amazing! keep writing! please check out my work!
 
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copper~lemon~dropThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 11, 2010 at 7:37 pm:
Wow, really powerful. I can totally relate. I can substitute so many names  for "Dad" to make me feel like it's about me.
 
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samchichi said...
Sept. 11, 2010 at 5:16 pm:
its really good i just done get it lmao
 
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WritingLoverForever said...
Sept. 11, 2010 at 1:44 pm:
Wow, this is deep. I can tell you put a lot of emotion into it.
 
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reg93 said...
Sept. 11, 2010 at 11:53 am:
This is a really good poem! You can tell that it comes from your heart. (:
 
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YourLoser said...
Sept. 11, 2010 at 12:31 am:

I really like this poem.

Check out my stuff?

 
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Ashlaf4everThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Aug. 20, 2010 at 11:23 pm:
I feel the same way about my dad, I love this poem.
 
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KelsieYellow said...
Aug. 20, 2010 at 7:45 pm:
I feel the same way, It's deep in my heart.
 
cupcake420 replied...
Aug. 20, 2010 at 8:13 pm :

i agree with you ad second that :}

 

 
KelsieYellow replied...
Aug. 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm :
Thank you for that, I'm glad someone shares that feeling.
 
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Reneexo17 said...
Aug. 20, 2010 at 4:07 pm:
I understand exactly what you mean. I'm going through the same thing. Its tough to think positive but good for you for keeping your head up! I have to start doing that. Love the poem :]
 
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xXDeadxSoulXx said...
Aug. 20, 2010 at 11:24 am:
Wow this is probably one of the best poems I have EVER read....I know how it feels to have a dad that does all that.....Keep up the good work......
 
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