I'm Sorry Poem

A parent who seems impossible to please suddenly says the three most important words.

A Place Called Home

© Heather R. Tindall
Feeling tense, it's so hard to breathe, as every night I cry so desperately,
To put the hurt in the past, as I walk out my room, my heart beats so fast.
You shouldn't feel so scared to talk, so scared to joke, or so scared to walk.
You don't have it bad. Grow up You're immature! is what you say, then why do I hurt so bad each day.
Everything is a mistake to you! I say, I got an A! and you say but did you get two?
My failure sticks out so much in your mind, that I dwell upon it and can't put it behind.
For some reason when I succeed, all excited to tell you, you nod and say Good. then put it behind you.
This tension between us, I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE! I CAN'T STAND THE AGGRESSION OF DOING SO POOR!
I WANT TO GET OUT! GET OUT OF THIS PLACE! SO I DON'T HAVE TO SEE THE DISAPPOINTED LOOK ON YOUR FACE!
I'M STUCK IN THIS HOLE! IN THIS HOLE ALL ALONE! I'M STUCK IN THIS HOLE IN A PLACE CALLED HOME!... There's no place like home, I think that was said?
Then I covered my face and then sat on the bed...
Then all was quiet...
He put down his mug and instead of a shrug, he walked to the bed to give me a hug.
I felt a tear drop and that was something new, then he held me real tight and whispered, I love you.

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Published: Nov 2007

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  • Its always like this with my dad too, but I'm trying to live in the shadow of my older brother. You just have to learn that sometimes you just can't please your parents no matter what you do.

    Raven, Victorville Ca Submitted Jun 2012
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  • Its been like that with me and my dad. He expects me to be perfrect and I know that isn't going to happen. I'm going to make mistakes whether he likes it or not. We all do. Keep your head up and know that one day, whether its now or in 20 years, he is going to look at you and feel so much love and know that you're his perfect child being the best you can be.

    Kyra Leicester Submitted 7/21/2013
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