Audrey Marie Kay

Rookie (March 12,1993)

A Drunk Dad, Helpless Mom, Wishful Daughter

I heard them talking today
speaking of splitting up
and then she walked out the door

I wanted to say stop
beg her to stay and try
give him a chance
along with all the other
chances that we have
giving him without payment

I heard him yelling
trying to make her stay
like i wanted to do

she is fed up with the lies
glum with the added anxieties
anxious for the next drunk night
that he will spend with us

He is awaiting his next drink
numb with the added stress
stresses work and waiting
She will just yell at him anyways

He needs to explain
He needs to stop
He needs to understand
She needs answers
She needs him
She need to understand

I wanted to interrupt
beg them to stay together
give their marriage a chance
He needs to stop drinking
She needs to stop denying
He needs to stop the drunk abuse
She needs to stop taking it
He needs to take responsibility
She needs to accept his apology

I just don't want them to split up
I heard them talking today
I hope she comes back and stays

Submitted: Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Comments about this poem (A Drunk Dad, Helpless Mom, Wishful Daughter by Audrey Marie Kay )

  • Rookie Krista Spears (1/25/2010 10:37:00 PM)

    This is really emotional, and I like it. I hope this isn't autobiographical: (But, again, you did a great job evoking emotions. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kiki L. (1/14/2010 9:42:00 PM)

    This made me sit and think of how me and my boyfriend argue in front of our kids. I don't want this to be any of our daughters thoughts....Thank you. (Report) Reply

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