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A Letter to Someone Who Once Gave Me False Hope

April 10, 2018
By TheWritingNerd SILVER, Perry, Michigan
TheWritingNerd SILVER, Perry, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
I needed a hug, but all they gave me was a box of matches and a knife.

Dear Dad,
I used to wonder who you are,
But I was just a child,
Living in a world of fantasy,
I thought you must be a hero,
Or someone who would someday come back,
As I grew older,
I learned the truth in bits and pieces,
And mended them together myself,
It’s true,
The truth does hurt,
I always wished for you to come visit me,
When I blew out the candles on my birthday cake,  
Whenever I could find a chance to make a wish,
Thanksgiving with the wishbone,
Christmas as I fell into a peaceful slumber,
Every time an eyelash fell from my eye,
I wished to see you,
The calls became less and less often,
The letters and postcards became even less often,
Until they stopped,
I grew up,
Never knowing who you were,
But I was still able to remember your voice,
The words you wrote on a simple piece of paper,
The words you spoke to me on the phone,
Every time you talked to me on the phone as a child,
It was always the same,
I’m trying to move closer,
I’ll visit I promise,
But you never did,
As a child you fed me so much fake hope,
I was so vulnerable and innocent,
Then as I grew up,
I realized they were all lies,
I became stronger and wiser,
Those lies I will never believe,
I’m not vulnerable anymore,
Your Daughter

The author's comments:

It's been a while dad...

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on Oct. 26 2018 at 8:11 pm
Rhiannon_4 DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.
- Native American proverb

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Dylan Thomas

What is past is past -- it is the present and the future that concern us.
- Hiawatha, founder of the Iroquois Confederacy

I'm so sorry you have to go through that. Keep writing, you have a talent!