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Blue Eyed Wanderer
since 1999-09-26
Posts 84
Rhode Island, US

0 posted 2000-01-22 11:21 PM

I see you on each Christmas,
Once per every year.
But this year things have changed;
Over me you chose the beer.

You didn't even call me
Or let me hear your voice.
Seeing you again I wish
Would have been my choice.

Honestly I miss you but
How would you ever know?
You drink and you forget me,
Your ignorance, it shows.

Last year after I saw you,
I sat alone and cried.
Without my father there,
A part of me has died.

That part is filled with longing,
And memories so few.
I don't know what you're feeling,
I don't know what to do.

Seeing you is painful but
At least it seems you care.
This once a year has meant a lot.
Though drunk, at least you're there.

You destroyed the "Happy Holidays;"
Ruined my Christmas cheer.
Next year, I think, that once again
Over me, you'll choose the beer.

© Copyright 2000 Jessica Sousa - All Rights Reserved
Senior Member
since 2000-01-10
Posts 682
San Jose, CA, USA
1 posted 2000-01-23 12:41 PM

Very powerful poem. Alchoholism destroys far too many families and lives... One of the families that lives near me was completely ripped apart due to an alchoholic mother. It is sad to see the damage it does, especially on the kids.

 I am not a poet, I am merely one who speaks in emotion

since 1999-06-21
Posts 75
Florissant, Missouri, USA
2 posted 2000-01-23 02:20 PM

Great poem. I really like this one. I'm about to cry because I know what that's like except my dad is still here..... just a drunk. I really feel your pain. I'm sorry....
since 2000-01-19
Posts 194
Massachusetts ~USA~
3 posted 2000-01-23 10:05 PM

i FELT the exact pain that you're feeling, but now he's gone forever

this is a really good powerful & meaningful poem

i wish they weren't so blinded by it

"A true friend will always stay a friend
whether or not you feel as though the friendship or relationship is about to end."

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