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Dear Dad

Father, oh, father can't you see what you've done. Your hate has destroyed the lives of everyone. You treated us bad and cheated on our mom. Your temper was like trying to disarm a bomb. Everyone said what they thought you wanted to hear. Why you were always so angry was never very clear. When I was four I saw you throw an ashtray at mom's head. That was the day I new you didn't care if we were all dead. I had to live with that knowledge my entire life. It was clear you never should have had kids and a wife. Once I was surrounded by a gang of street thugs. Terrified, I talked my way out without throwing a slug. You were watching in disgust from across the street. You couldn't wait to get me home to begin your browbeat. Instead of being happy that I didn't have to fight, You made me feel worthless, chicken, and anything but alright. As strange as it sounds I'd like to say thank you. You were my anti role model as I got older and grew. You showed me in many ways what not to be or do. I knew I had to become just the opposite of you. Here I am many years later, proud of what I've become. Your lessons of anger and hate I was able to overcome.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 2/6/2016 8:54:00 AM
your words soften my heart like a damsel in need of a companion..... Your lines are sweeteners to a curious mind which is absolutely satisfied. There's this eagerness I have running to your pages and your reputation of meeting that expectation is beyond any form of appreciation or grading. Beyond 7 my friend!!
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Scott Williams
Date: 2/7/2016 7:43:00 AM
Thank you so much. Your kind words mean so much to me.
Date: 1/29/2016 8:23:00 PM
wow, Scott, if this is all true, I would say you are a fantastic person to overcome the challenge of how you were raised, to not let it influence you today. I have a deep respect for people who are able to break this horrible cycle. I really liked reading this.
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Date: 1/29/2016 11:49:00 PM
Yes, Andrea this is accurate. Fortunately I had a mother that kept me on the right path. I thank God for her. I really appreciate your feedback. Thank you very much.
Date: 1/23/2016 11:57:00 AM
Wisdom and arts hug as twins in between your lines. A wonderful 7
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Date: 1/13/2016 12:58:00 AM
Scott, Congratulations on your win. Luv ~LINDA~
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Scott Williams
Date: 1/13/2016 9:34:00 AM
Thank you very much, Linda.
Date: 1/10/2016 10:38:00 AM
Congrats on your win in the Dad Contest! Thanks for sharing with us.
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Scott Williams
Date: 1/11/2016 11:04:00 AM
Thank you, Richard.
Date: 1/6/2016 12:00:00 PM
Scott, Congratulations on your win, in Judy Konos Dad contest. Love **SKAT**
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Scott Williams
Date: 1/7/2016 10:56:00 AM
Thanks a bunch, SKAT.
Date: 1/6/2016 4:38:00 AM
You are not alone. Judy has provided quite a service. Thank you to her again.
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Scott Williams
Date: 1/7/2016 10:57:00 AM
I definitely agree with you. Thanks so much .
Date: 1/5/2016 7:32:00 PM
How brave of you to have been able to find the right way after having been subjected to neglect as a child. Congratulations on your win. Love,Joyce
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Scott Williams
Date: 1/6/2016 12:44:00 AM
Thank you so much Joyce. I greatly appreciate your kind words.
Date: 1/5/2016 3:33:00 PM
Thank you for being in my contest. Your poem led me to believe that you better understood after the many years of struggle and while there is resentment you have moved on. You are not alone...
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Scott Williams
Date: 1/6/2016 12:43:00 AM
Thank you Judy. Having God in my life has saved me many times. I give all the credit to the Lord. Thank you for placing my work in your contest.
Date: 1/2/2016 4:22:00 AM
Damn..... You hit me right to the core with this one, hit my soul and broke my heart! Powerful write, Beautiful write Scott. I feel with you!! :) Love The Blue Poet! :) Stay strong brother
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Scott Williams
Date: 1/2/2016 4:37:00 AM
Right on brother! You know what I'm talking about. I had to me not him. I'm just not full of hate. EVER!!! Thanks