Father Child Poem

This poem tells the story of an alcoholic father and the tough choice his daughter makes to go live with her mother. After a few years, her dad sobers up and wants to be in her life again.

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My dad is an alcholic still to this day. He was never around when I was little, he called on my 16th birthday and thought I was 18 when we hung up. I never really heard from him again until I...

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Published: February 2006

young girl watches her father drink away his life, and hers too
she tries to stop him, but there's nothing she can do
the empty beer bottles start to stack up everywhere
she knows he doesn't care
he can't even think straight
the young girl finally understands the word hate
she never wants to see him again
she feels like she can never trust men
she packs her things, and walks to the door
she can't take this pain anymore
she goes and lives with her mother
she starts to feel less insecure
its been a few years and she feels like she is living in heaven instead of hell
then one day she hears the ring of her doorbell
she opens the door and sees her father sober and clean
this is the best feeling
he wants to be back in her life starting today
tears fill her eyes as she says, "okay"

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  • by Amber, Moremci Michigan
  • 7 years ago

My dad is an alcholic still to this day. He was never around when I was little, he called on my 16th birthday and thought I was 18 when we hung up. I never really heard from him again until I was 18, other then a letter here and there. I love my dad and I thank him for not being around when I was growing up, and at the same time I hate him for not being there. He is in my life now and in my kid's life, not as much as I want him to be, but alot of that is my fault 'cause I just can't seem to let that "wall" completely down. It has been a very rocky road between me and my dad for the years he that has been in my life. Now my dad is in the hospital and is very sick, I am scared I am going to loose him 'cause even though it has been 10 years that he has been around, it was also 18 that he wasn't. Thank you for sharing your poem. It is nice to know I am not alone.

  • by Jessica Stockinger
  • 7 years ago

This poem has touched me. Though my father never drank I have experienced abuse just the same. So, my heart goes out to you and I hope everything has worked out.

  • by Becky
  • 9 years ago

I'm really glad you were able to forgive and forget. I really wish I could. I am getting married in two weeks and my father doesn't know... Nor does he know that I have a daughter or about my nephews or that I am a successful police officer. He got sober many times but could not stay that way. My sister has a beautiful poem that got her a Vietnam vets scholarship. I would really like her to share it but she has a hard time doing so. It is called "Daddy Hello, How do you do? Do you remember me? I remember you." I envy your ability to forgive him and I guess I'm envious that I did not get to have that. I am very happy that there are some stories out there with a happy ending.

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