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The Anti[good-bye]otic MAG

January 11, 2012
By LikeWobbly PLATINUM, San Antonio, Texas
LikeWobbly PLATINUM, San Antonio, Texas
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Job well done, detective, you found the fine print, apparently it read as follows:
Fathers are only required to meet the needs of his child/children until his child/children need him the most at which point it's appropriate to proceed with life disregarding his child/children.

Directions: Take every ounce of hope and trust from the child/children.
Look us in the eye and lie, we all know
you're as wrong as sin.
Pretend you're looking out for us, when clearly us means you.
Your inability to pick up the phone and
call was the first clue.
The drunken words mumbled in and out
of consciousness,
After months and months away and all
I get was this?
See I never thought I could lose you, Dad.
I can't help but to feel hurt, helpless, sad.

Caution: Withdrawal may be easier for
some than others.
The best solution is not to ship them away
to their mothers.
You promised I'd always be your little girl, you swore.
As saddening as it is, I'm forced to realize you don't feel that way anymore.
Call poison control if the following
symptoms occur,
A heartache lasting for six months or more, vision tainted by tears, a blur.

Can someone hand me a phone?

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on Oct. 25 2012 at 10:52 am
amahzing_grace GOLD, Prattville, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.
-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

This was amazing! Love it! Keep writing!!!

on May. 5 2012 at 1:26 pm
ashleydarling GOLD, Lafayette, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Of course this is happening in your head, Harry. But why on earth would that mean it's not real?"

Wow, I read this in the May edition of Print Magazine and I had to look it up again just to comment. This is the most beautiful piece of writing I have ever read. I practically teared up at the end.

on Jan. 11 2012 at 5:00 pm
LikeWobbly PLATINUM, San Antonio, Texas
23 articles 0 photos 1 comment
Comments and input would be greatly appreciated.