Sep. 1, 2014

FATHER

FATHER, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? MOM SAYS THAT YOU'VE BEEN BUSY CHASING WOMEN AND HANGING OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS. IS IT TRUE? YOU KNOW, ALL OF THE BAD THINGS THAT I'VE HEARD ABOUT YOU? YOU WERE NEVER HERE TO DEFEND YOURSELF AND I DIDN'T KNOW YOU WELL ENOUGH TO DEFEND YOU. FATHER, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? IS IT TRUE THAT YOU FEEL THAT I AM NOT AS IMPORTANT AS YOUR JOB? WERE YOU AT WORK WHEN MOM'S HOUSE WAS BEING ROBBED? FATHER WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? IS IT TRUE, WHEN YOU AND MOMMY'S RELATIONSHIP ENDED OURS ENDED TOO? IS IT BECAUSE YOU NO LONGER LOVE ME OR BECAUSE MOMMY NO LONGER LOVES YOU? FATHER, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? ARE YOU STILL USING DRUGS; BECAUSE YOU PROMISED THAT YOU WERE GOING TO GET CLEAN. YOU ALWAYS MAKE PROMISES THAT YOU CAN'T KEEP AND YOU'RE ALWAYS TRYING TO SELL ME A DREAM. FATHER, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? WHEN WILL YOUR SENTENCE BE OVER? MOMMY CRIES SOMETIMES AND BECAUSE I AM THE ONLY MAN IN THE HOUSE, I HAVE TO CONSOLE HER. FATHER, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? WHY DO YOU KEEP POPPING IN AND OUT OF MY LIFE? ARE YOU CURIOUS TO FIND OUT WHO I WILL BECOME WHEN I GET OLDER? FATHER, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? WELL, IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER AS LONG AS MY DAD ISN'T MISSING. HE HAS RAISED ME AND NO WE ARE NOT RELATED BUT WE MIGHT AS WELL BE. HE HAS NEVER DISRESPECTED ME OR MY MOM, HE HAS ALWAYS PROVIDED FOR US, AND, HAS NEVER TURNED HIS BACK ON ME. HE MAY NOT BE MY BIOLOGICAL FATHER BUT HE IS EVERYTHING THAT A FATHER SHOULD BE.