Shannon Nicole

Rookie (03-30-91 / Oak Park, IL)

A Father Figure... - Poem by Shannon Nicole

Usually a father figure would be someone that cares,
Obviously..Mine does not.
He'll visit once a month,
Not even that.
He questions why we'd want to speak to him,
Instead of saying 'I miss you.'
If we cry,
He just look right passed us,
And smile at his new wife and new kids.

A real father figure would look at his children with worry,
And just about dropp everything to know what's on their mind.
A real father figure would smile and tell his kids how proud he is,
Even if all we did was get a B on a homework assignment.
A real father figure would care enough to encourage his kids to visit him when he's a state away,
Instead of bribing them with their favorite things.

You're afraid to lose your kids,
So you tell them that they're going to be able to something awesome.
You're a childish human being,
You are pathetic.
You are wrong.
You should not be allowed to call yourself a father.

Just because you live with a woman whom you love and her two kids,
Doesn't mean you need to push away the four kids that are your own flesh and blood.
Just because we have made our own mistakes in life,
Doesn't mean that you should bring them up because you think you can joke about them.

The only father-like quality you can say that you have,
Is that you haven't inappropriately touched us.
We have left the past to the past,
But we can't stand this future you're putting us through.
You're hurting us more than you realize,
We're your kids,
Treat us like you are the real father figure you assume that you are.

Comments about A Father Figure... by Shannon Nicole

  • (1/17/2010 9:36:00 PM)

    this probably one of your emotionally driven poems ive seen you write, atleast you have bits of a family left... (Report)Reply

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  • Darren Woods (1/17/2010 9:15:00 PM)

    real touching poem - hits home with me! ! ! ! ! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 17, 2010

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