Dear Dad

June 15, 2011
By expressionconfession GOLD, Cooper City, Florida
expressionconfession GOLD, Cooper City, Florida
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A single shot
shattered the stillness
of dawn.
It stole silence


purity



peace.

A single tear
wet mother’s eye
as she bore the news
with the strength of
A Widowed Woman.

For that morning
at seven forty-eight
marker her rebirth.
no longer wife, mother, lover
now: widow, parent, loner.

A single thought
crossed my mind:
Is he coming back?
...or is this for good?

And after that,
my feelings changed.
Sadness faded.
Anger flamed.
Pity waned, and
only love remained.

Regret, remorse, denial
all ran their courses.
I blamed it on everyone,
including you.

I feared to admit
that it didn't affect me—
not for lack of understanding
but for lack of loss.

Because you were only there
to yell...

Mr. Bipolar Dad.
Excusable? Perhaps.
Bearable? Never.

Yes, I love(d) you, dad.
but only as
an obligation.


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Anagam BRONZE said...
on Jul. 5 2011 at 9:18 am
Anagam BRONZE, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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You are welcome :D

on Jul. 4 2011 at 10:59 pm
expressionconfession GOLD, Cooper City, Florida
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thank you all so much! i really appreciate the support and I am currently attending a summer program to refine my craft, so expect some new stuff soon and please check it out!!! :) 

Anagam BRONZE said...
on Jul. 4 2011 at 9:59 am
Anagam BRONZE, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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I enjoyed reading your poem! :D It is very deep like losthim said. You have a unique poetry style :) Keep writing!

If you have any extra time please check out my poems! Thanks soo much. :)


on Jul. 4 2011 at 12:40 am
AMCLRIDCA PLATINUM, CDA, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take... but by the moments that take your breath away.

Whoa!!! Deep!!!! Great poem, you have a lot of talent. I really enjoyed reading this.

Alice_C SILVER said...
on Jul. 4 2011 at 12:38 am
Alice_C SILVER, Edgewood, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
We all have dark secrets, just no one knows them.- Me
"If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, its yours forever. If it dosent, then it was never meant to be."-unknown

wow this is very emotional and touching. i've found though that pain, anger, and lost help to make great writing. i'm sorry about you dad. By the way could you look at some of my work, please?

on Jul. 3 2011 at 9:24 pm
willowwriter GOLD, Rogers, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
"no matter who you are, where you come from, or where you are going, you are always loved"

I can relate to this poem. It is very good. Keep writing

on Jul. 3 2011 at 3:53 pm
PennyM.L SILVER, Lynwood, California
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I really felt this, for me it's somewhat relatable. keep writing! :)




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