A Poem To The "Fathers" Who Are Nonexistent
Start writing a post

A Poem To The "Fathers" Who Are Nonexistent

Thanks, dad, for showing me what I DON'T want in my boyfriend, husband, or father of my child.

A Poem To The "Fathers" Who Are Nonexistent
Serena Torres

An argument arose,

poisonous words pierced my ears.


the flipped table catapulted dinner.

Startled and afraid I asked,

why my dad was a monster?

Promised a day at the zoo

Faithful in my “dad”,

I waited on the steps.

Hours passed.

I lost hope.

Looking back now,

It was a disguise.

Growing up with emails between us;

“How’s school?”

“How much money?”

We were business partners.

A coward, not a dad,

The donor who helped make me.

You’ve been uninvolved,


and nonexistent

for 15 years.

I can live the rest just fine.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
October Is Overrated, Let's Just Accept This Fact

I have never liked the month of October. I like the fall weather and the beginning of wearing sweaters in the crisp fall air, but I never associated this with the month of October.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Plight Of Being Bigger Than A D-Cup

"Big boobs are like puppies: they're fun to look at and play with, but once they're yours, you realize they're a lot of responsibility." - Katie Frankhart, Her Campus


This probably sounds like the most self-absorbed, egotistical, and frankly downright irritating white-girl problem... but there's more to this I promise.

Keep Reading... Show less

An Open Letter To The Younger Muslim Generation

Fight back with dialogue and education.


Dear Muslim Kids,

Keep Reading... Show less

The Mystery Of The Gospel

Also entitled, "The Day I Stopped Believing In God"


I had just walked across the street from the soccer field back to the school. I turned around and saw the cars rushing, passing each other, going fast over the crosswalk where I had been moments earlier. “It would be so easy to jump in front of one of them,” I thought, looking at the cars. “I could jump, and this life that I’m stuck in would be over.”

Keep Reading... Show less

College as Told by The Lord of the Rings Memes

One does not simply pass this article.


College as told by the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit memes. Everyone will be Tolkien about it.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments