Black Poetry : LETTER TO MY FATHER A.K.A PUNK

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  1. AppleBottomBird

    AppleBottomBird Member MEMBER

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    Hello David, the man whose name is on my birth certificate, the man that indeed is not a real man, a punk, the punk that left my mother at the hospital in labor claiming that you did not wanted to be bothered with another child, the punk that never spent a day in my 20 years of life, the punk that talked to me when i was 13 and lyed about picking me up for the weekend, the punk that doesn't pay child support, the punk that missed his daughters first steps, spoken words, accomplishments in life so far, graduation. David, if you only knew that i used to dislike you alot. :whip: My mother always said,"it's better to forgive and forget", with that statement i close this letter. That day that you seen me-your daughter for the first time all you could do was look at me, i didn't even glance at you, you tried to talk to me, but all the pain that i was feeling was too much for me to let it out without bursting into tears, asking questions of "WHY?" WHY, you claim your other kids but not me? WHY, you did not want to be in my life? I FORGAVE you for not being a real man, and taking care of ALL your family and i now FORGET that you exist in my life. Like 2pac onced said, "NO love for my daddy cause the coward wasn't there, he passed away, and i didn't cry, cause my anger wouldn't let me feel for a stranger, they say i young and i heartless but all alone i was looking for a father and he was gone."

    All real men-PLEASE don't turn into a punk.
    Be there for your children, no matter what.
    You wouldn't want your child to write you a letter similar to mine.
     
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    1poetsought Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The legacy of pain that you have described so well hurts me to my heart.
     
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    welcome to destee.com poetic playground
    welcome to the house of peace & respect
    welcome from above blessing this much love

    well felt , deep and real the hardship of pain that u feel
    surely to be a man is to stand up from his mistake is what
    ur never make .......welcome to the family Applebottombird
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Any man who receives a letter like this from his child should be ashamed. I felt the hurt in these words. Perhaps in time he will see the error of his ways.
     
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    AppleBottomBird Member MEMBER

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    Thanks again for the love so far. I know that no one should feel this away about there father, but in todays world 60% and more children feel this away about a parent that isn't in there life. Please parents, partners- raise your children if not together, be in there life.
     
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    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hi AppleBottomBird, and welcome home
    We do our share of hurting...then we let it go. If not, it will soon take you out. You made it, and learn from it...not pass it on.
    I felt this pain you harbor, but please let it go. again I say, welcome here.
     
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    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I have the same problem my pops in on da birth certificate but I don't know him either. Great piece
     
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    the great mystery ,why a father wouldnt want to be there for his babygirl....


    ****...this was deep...my daughters mother is tryin to keep me and my babygirl apart....court visits ,the whole nine im doin it all.....and im not 'bout to give up yet...some people are just evil,and as we all know ,God doesnt like Ugly...

    i hope all is well with you ,take it easy...nice peice
     
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    AppleBottomBird Member MEMBER

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    :hearts4: keep on fighting lurk, trust me your kids will grow up to love you rather than hate/forget about you. stay the man that you are, never let a women take your manhood away.
     
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    greetings apple,

    Unfortunately, or fortunately, I know my father, so in many aspects, I can't feel your pain, but being a black man in america, knowing other black men (some who don't take care of their kids) allow me to ask you not to give up. Please don't allow the pain of the past to cloud a possible relationship in the future. Division in any way still marks division. I will understand if you are not able to do this, however I humbly ask that you try. I appreciate the anger and pain in this piece, but true power is received from great understanding. With that said, I say welcome, greetings, and most of all BLESSINGS IN YOUR SEARCH FOR BALANCE
     
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