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From Daughter to Father

September 2, 2011
By Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Everything's a triangle." ~ My mother

"Write what you love, write what you care about, because sometimes, it's the easiest way to be heard."

You want an apology
When it’s not mine to give
Your expectations run high
And your love runs thin

I’m stuck whirlwind
Without an escape
And you stand there watching
No care but to gape

I’m supposed to be special
Especially to you
Yet you often get puzzled
By your job and your crew

I’m grateful you try
To gather what’s best
For me and for everyone
We all get to rest

But you’ve had a lifetime
I’m still so young
I want you to laugh
And stick out your tongue

Life is for giggles
Not only for money
I wish you weren’t busy
But tried to be funny

Your world is a business
You work, work and work
You’ve forgotten the value
Of life when we flirt

Because I am your daughter;
I don’t work for you
And you are my father
Not my editor too.

The author's comments:
So I wrote this when my dad and I hit a rough patch. I love him tremendously, so it's hard when we don't get along. Anyway, writing this just helped me understand him a little better.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Nov. 22 2011 at 5:43 pm
AngelsLullaby GOLD, Neverland, Idaho
12 articles 7 photos 95 comments

Favorite Quote:
Music is a higher revelation from wisdom and philosophy. ~Ludwig Von Beethoven

I really liked the emotion in this poem. I know i feel this way with my mom all the time. Its tough. Great poem though.

on Oct. 31 2011 at 9:39 am
Calliashi SILVER, Litchfield Park, Arizona
6 articles 0 photos 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
The man with the key is king and honey, you should see me in a crown. ~James Moriarty

haha, nice poem. The title almost made me think twice of reading it (it sounded like a gender change to me, lol) but this is a good poem. I feel this way about both my parents sometimes. :)