Martin Weiss

Dad - Poem by Martin Weiss

Should I even call you dad?

You always fulfilled your duties
and made sure our needs were provided for,
yet you were never present when I needed you.

I swore I would provide as you did
and do more then just provide.
I swore I would be sensitive
and provide more than just physical needs.

Now, I have become you
and you have already left this world.

I never had the chance to find out why.
And now I struggle, being you, and unsure how to change.

I hate that you weren't there for me
and now I have no chance to understand why.

Yet, what scares me most is:
I have become you even without knowing you.

Topic(s) of this poem: parents

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  • Michelle Claus (7/22/2014 10:15:00 AM)

    Honest and sincere. The final two lines are strong and leave an impact. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 21, 2014

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