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Dad, Let Go

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Dad, Let Go

In all my life 
I’ve never spent a full day with you 
Dad, the man I know and love
Split in two

I’m proud to call you my father
For any man to model
But only half because the other half
Can’t let go of the bottle

Your different dad
When your drinking or not
Don’t deny your problem
You miserable sot

A 12-pack isn’t normal
Not everyday or so
Grow up, act your age
And just let go

Because we love you dad
We always have and will
But your drinking blasts a hole in me
With nothing to fill

When you ask me for more
I am hopeless to your avidity
But give-in and guide you towards death
For fear of acerbity

As I mature into manhood
I fear that you won’t see the day
I graduate, get married, or start my family
So affirm a different substance for your thirst to allay

I have no shame on my knees to plead
Because we are kin, it’s your blood I bleed
You must end this putrid deed 
So Dad, please just let go of the mead

By Nicholas A. Bello 

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  1. Date: 3/4/2013 7:26:00 PM
    Fantastic! My dad was drunk for most of my childhood. When I was 6th grade my parents divorce. Unfortunately it was his drinking that killed him. I'm sorry for what your father is going through. Have you or your family ever seeked Alanon? They should be in the phone book or/and online. Thanks for the read.

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    Date: 4/10/2013 12:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Im sorry that it came to that, and thank you for the support.