Kathy light

Freshman - 658 Points (Chicago)

Father - Poem by Kathy light

10 years old was all it took.
You left no note.
You left us all alone.
You broke everything.

Nowhere to go
And nowhere to hide.
You basically left us to die.
Did you even love your Family?

I'm a bird searching for the right answers.

4 years since we spoke last
I had my life all figured out
With you gone.
Did you even hear me cry at night?

Wondering If you came back.

Oh father, Please father
I would like to leave you alone
But how could I when your on every wall in the house.
How can I let you Go?
This is so hopeless
Very hopeless.

I hear the door
Heart racing
My heart tells me no Don't open that door.
Knock, knock

My life flashes before My eyes.

Your here, I'm jumping with joy.
Until I see them
New wife, New kids, New life.

I hate you already.
Why would you put salt on the wound?
Don't you remember who your First child was?
How can you push me right out of your world?

And just stand there smiling
Like everything is ok.
You're laughing like nothing's wrong.
When did My world die?

I'm right here questioning my life.
Questioning My world.
Questioning my Family.
So tell me father am I your child

Or Just a charity award?

Sometimes I think you have a hollow out heart,
buts it's heavy in your chest.
Sometimes it's hopeless.
I feel so hopeless.

You don't need love from a daughter
This child has a hollow out heart.
And it's heavy in my chest.

This bird is finally free.
And knows what true love is.

And you're not the love that she needs.

Topic(s) of this poem: disappointment, heartbroken, sadness

Form: Slam


Poet's Notes about The Poem

The poem Is about My friend Ashley who has had it hard and couldn't believe her eyes at what she saw. So she told me to write a poem about it and to make sure that people hear her story in some way. Ashley has become very independent and knows her self worth so shout out to her

#independentgoals #Alwaysthereforher #keepongoinggirl

Comments about Father by Kathy light

  • Pat Poetry Place (5/8/2018 2:00:00 PM)


    I feel the pain and the strength contained within this poem. Very moving indeed. (Report) Reply

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  • Naila Rais (5/8/2018 1:39:00 PM)


    So sad.... Keep courage. Almighty is always there to help you... The time will pass by...10 ++
    Naila
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    (5/8/2018 1:44:00 PM)

    thank you for your love and support, this poem is based on a friend of mine so shou out her her for being independent.

  • Rajnish Manga (5/8/2018 1:30:00 PM)


    This is an heart-rending story. So much for the daughter to suffer. It's a shame on the name of a father.
    You basically left us to die.
    Did you even love your Family?
    Did you even hear me cry at night?
    .......New wife, New kids, New life.
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    (5/8/2018 1:42:00 PM)

    Thank you for your comment, a little history about this poem is that it is based on a friend of mine who is better off without her father and is now an independent girl. so this is a shot out to her

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 8, 2018


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