Hard Times Poem

Getting along with family is the hardest thing to do.


© LaRay A. Silz
Why do you keep going on like everything's okay?
Treating me the way you do like it's a normal day.
I am confused of who you are, and who I am to you,
I'm scared that you will never know who I have grown into.
I can't explain the reasons why you hate me now and then,
And why you've never let me live my life as just your friend.
The chances are forbidden that I ever could be right,
‘Cause I'm always wrong in your eyes, you change like day & night.
And when you say those evil lies, my heart would start to melt,
It hurts that you have never cared or listened to how I felt.
I wish that dad could just come home and make it all okay,
But since he can't, it should be you, but you are not that way.
I love you mom, I always have, but I cannot pretend,
That you haven't scarred my soul from a pain I cannot mend.
But throughout all this chaos I have learned a valuable lesson,
That even if you know you're wrong, you'll never give confession.
So now I have a dream that I will have kids of my own,
Just so I can show them a love that you have never shown.
Instead you showed me hate that I know I cannot forget,
So I will show my kids a love that I will not regret.


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Published: Feb 2006

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  • This is the best poem I have read in a very long time, if not ever. If there was ever something that related to my life so closely, it would be this poem. Stay strong, and keep writing. Things happen for a reason.

    Niana, UK Submitted Jan 2013
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