The Letter


  • Life
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  • Family
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  • Loss

    The Letter

    Dear dad...

         I'm writing to tell you, things are hard,

    but I don't hate you.

         My life, well it hasn't been easy.

    All of your fearfulness, and the courage you don't have,

         has given me the strength to keep on going.

    I will never break like you did.

         My wall will stay strong and never crack.

    Each and every day, I put on a mask,

         one that i'd rather not wear,

    it makes people think that I am happy.

         I may be strong, but deep down,

    I'm dying...

         Maybe this is the life I was supposed to live,

    supposed to be miserable

         and living in fear and despair.

    You are never going to kill me.

         I will not hate you, but you are not loved by me.

    To me, you're just a statistic.

         Just one of the many fathers who have deserted their lives.

    I don't care about you, like you don't care about me.

         My life is mine to live, no one will control it.

    Even though I wear a mask,

         On the inside...I'm me.

    Signed, a nobody.

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    NJay commented on The Letter


    You are destined for greatness. You are somebody unleashing your potentials in poetry. Dont give up loving.....Sometimes when you want to smile but life success seems like failure turned up side down that know body understands how you feel inside, rest and cry if you can but dont give up. Cheer up!



    Thanks. I know what you mean.

    angelchaser commented on The Letter


    You are NOT a nobody and never will be. You're an intelligent, beautiful girl with a talent for poetry and photography, you have a great sense of humor and you're like a daughter to me. I'd give anything for you to be happy, honey. You deserve nothing less. I don't blame you for not loving your father, but I'm also glad that you don't hate him. Hating him would do you no good. I've carried hatred around before, all it does is tear you up inside. I'm always here for you if you need to talk, sweetheart. Love, Your adopted(dork of a)father



    Thanks a lot dad (:

    FranzJ commented on The Letter


    I can feel your pain in this - sorry that you and your father do not get along - a great loss for both of you.



    Thanks, a lot. We haven't had the chance to get along, I never met him.

    The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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