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Where's Papa

June 27, 2013
By SoulPoetry PLATINUM, Sierra Madre, California
SoulPoetry PLATINUM, Sierra Madre, California
29 articles 4 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I will work harder" (animal farm boxer the horse)

Mother? I want to know something.
Where is my Papa.
You told me he was somewhere far away, chasing the sun and the moon.
I thought all that was true.
Then my eyes have opened and I noticed the empty picture frames.
His presence is absent in our collection of memories.
I've heard millions of stories of my Papa yet how many are part of this reality.
The only part of him I have is my art, you told me he always created something when he had a chance.
He was a dreamer like me, I was a believer like him.
What happened to him Mother?
Tell me...
Was it my fault?
Was it my existence that forced Papa into his journey?
Was I too much? Too much of a burden? A hinder to his freedom? Was I an eclipse to his beaming light?
It doesn't make sense Mother.
Is he even alive?
Just tell me Mother!
My heart is growing sullen and my mind more realistic.
I'm losing the one thing I have in common with Papa.
My imagination and dreams.
I want to have closure if Papa is in fact.... gone.
Just tell me please Mother.
Where's Papa?

The author's comments:
4th piece of the Wrist Scarred Angel series

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Mckay ELITE said...
on Jul. 12 2013 at 3:55 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Again, this is an emotional piece. Sincere from start to finish. One thing: I think you missed a question mark after, "Where is my Papa." I'm not sure; I thought I'd just point it out. Other than that, I love how you describe yourself as your dad. Also how you blame yourself that he's gone. I think kids and teens always blame themselves for their parents' situations. Always. You brought innonce to it. And it's marvelous.