As in life, so in death

Avatar Author: Reaver19 When you're knocked down, get back up and get your ass back in the fight! Read Bio

You brought me into this world,
you were an asshole then they say.

You taught me some meaningful things,
some lessons are learned the hard way.

You weren’t much for words, or emotion, or nurturing.
I learned that the hard way as well.

Always quick to anger, slow to forgive,
Man, what a fuckin’ prick you were.

But no matter what the lesson,
I always found a way to fuck it up.

The feelings of fear and embarrassment and anger,
grew with me as I got older. Becoming my 3 best friends.

Even now, as a man and father to mine own kids,
you manage to belittle and demean what little I have.

God, you are a fuckin’ asshole,
how you treat people, especially the ones you say you love.

It’s come to the point in your life where you need to choose,
salvage what’s left of the family you’ve hurt,
or the life that you’ve always wanted.

“we reap what we sow”
How poetic.

As in life, so in death,
you are my father…the asshole.

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  1. Avatar The Ghost in the Machine LoA

    I like the feeling of this. All the “slang” words make the emotions more real and I think makes it easier for the reader to relate

  2. Avatar ...Still BARomero

    “I come not to praise, but to bury.” And you’ve certainly succeeded at that. It’s sad the stories like this need to be told, but you’ve done a good job of conveying the emotional, if not physical, abuse suffered by the narrator at the hands of his father. Honest and excellent eulogy.

  3. Avatar inky blue

    It’s incredible the way our parents make us in whatever fashion.
    You lyricise it beautifully.
    The words you choose project hatred, but at the same time mask some kind of remorse.
    We can never truly hate our parents. I know too many who’ve tried.

  4. Avatar Reaver19

    Thank you all for the words of feedback. You are right Blue, it’s both difficult & easy to hate him for all that he’s done. But he is still my father.

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