The last few years have seemed to be a real downer for everyone. So, indulge in the whiny and get it out of the way. There are some things we just can’t move on from until we’ve spent some time burning effigies. So, that’s what we’re going to do.
Tell us about a time when you’ve been heartbroken, angry, or even just annoyed. Tell us about something you just can’t seem to let go of or get over. Spread that grievous infection all around, and thin it out. Really lay into it. We’ll all feel better in the long run.
*This is a poem I wrote several years ago when I was trying to deal with my toxic father. I got my “rage” out through poetry. I’ve since been able to just let it all go where he is concerned and cut him out of my life entirely. It wasn’t pretty but it was necessary. Sometimes you have to do that in order to have some peace.
Yes, I know this poem is far from perfect. It was not meant for anyone’s eyes but mine.
Writing it and the other poems like it was my personal therapy.
A void where you should be
loving, protecting fathering me
but that is lost and cannot be found
you took your love and without a sound
killed any hope I have for you
that goodness could never break on through
you’ll never know really who I am
never see or hear from me again.
do you know what you threw away
just so you could have your say
there always be this void where you should be
loving, protecting, fathering me.
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