Dad?

Dear Dad

 

When you left,

Everything went to shit.

 

I cried,

But you were never there.

 

When I needed you most,

You didn’t come looking for me.

Hatred is an amazing thing.

 

Our relationship was ruined.

You thought you knew me well.

 

Jokes on you.

You didn’t know me at all.

 

I grew older.

No longer a child.

 

You still weren’t there when I needed you.

 

Then you got sick.

A sickness so awful it resulted in death.

 

You had cancer.

I had guilt.

 

The two,

Go hand in hand.

 

I had to pick myself up, where were you?

 

My will,

The only thing keeping me alive.

 

Over time,

Pain began to seize.

 

I started living again,

This time on my own.

 

My only question? Where are you now?

 

This poem is about: 
Me
My family

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