favorite color

May 7, 2018
By KahleaJones BRONZE, Sebastopol, California
KahleaJones BRONZE, Sebastopol, California
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father -
i understand the world has been so hard on your feet
i see the pain in your eyes
why can you not recognize the pain in mine?
i understand
you have a strenuously hard time
but that does not give you validation
to drink your family away
i do not understand-
you must think
that the alcohol
can raise your kids
You must have some ounce of you that thinks this is helping
because you wouldnt be drinking the days away if you knew it was hurting your children,
crushing them emotionally-
over and over and over again
I do not understand
how you can not stay sober
long enough to
raise your kids
ar maybe,
at least,
learn their favorite colors?
i realize you dont know me
you made me
But you did not have a part in making me
and you should have.
and the only thing you are interested in is the burning of the liquor down your throat
you are not interested in
how our days were
you have not asked me
one question about myself
in 6 years
how is it you know the exact amount of alochol in an IPA
And you do not bother to learn
Your child’s
Favorite color

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