Papa Why?

Papa Why?

Papa why?
Why did you marry mama
and not stay true?
Your fighting
scarred me
for life and
distorted my view
 
'Please tell mama this'
and her reply would be
'Please tell papa that'
I was good for
both of you
Used as a conduit
for your ugly chat
 
You, my hero
would get the moon
for me
That was your promise
But you forgot that
when you chose
to be free
 
So in this, my life
that you never knew
I hitched to many a wagon
My choices calculated
They were replicas of you 
I’d flow from one to another
and each time I’d slay the dragon 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts

Flow - RDP

Dragon - WotD

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Photo - Pixabay Image
 

  21 comments for “Papa Why?

  1. July 8, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Sad!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 8, 2019 at 10:39 pm

      Indeed it is Sadje 😢

      • July 8, 2019 at 10:47 pm

        🥺

  2. July 8, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    This is really heartbreaking.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 8, 2019 at 10:39 pm

      Yes it is a sad story. Thanks for reading 🙂💕

  3. July 8, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    This is so heart wrenching! Kids do suffer the most and some are scarred for life.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 8, 2019 at 10:38 pm

      Yes and the scarring is so subtle. It is not until the child is older and then you realize why they are the way they are. So sad 😢

      • July 8, 2019 at 10:40 pm

        It is and your words brought that out so well!

      • Christine Bolton
        July 8, 2019 at 10:41 pm

        Thank you dear Punam 💕🙂

      • July 8, 2019 at 10:42 pm

        You are welcome, Christine. 🙂💞

  4. July 8, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Ahhh…my heart sank…kids are usually the victims of the adult’s childish behavior

    • Christine Bolton
      July 9, 2019 at 10:54 am

      They didn’t know any better at the time, sadly 😢

  5. July 9, 2019 at 2:15 am

    Adults….. forget…. young hearts ……. need love too….. and your finale, is the result….
    “I’d flow from one to another
    and each time I’d slay the dragon “

    • Christine Bolton
      July 9, 2019 at 10:52 am

      Thanks Ivor. Yes, you are right. Unfortunately the grown ups didn’t know what they didn’t know, if you get my drift. It takes a generation or two to learn about the psychology of it. I don’t blame anyone 😑

  6. July 9, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Ugh……this hit home really hard. Been there done that and have a gold plated tee shirt to remind me of all the fun……well done.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 9, 2019 at 10:49 am

      Thanks Jae-lyn. 🙂💕
      Yes, we are products of your parents ignorance, through no fault of theirs. They didn’t know any better at the time 😢

  7. July 9, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Sad and unfortunately true. The dark side of life well expressed.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 9, 2019 at 5:32 pm

      Thanks so much Eugenia 🙂💕

      • July 10, 2019 at 12:53 pm

        You’re welcome!

  8. July 10, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    This brought up my unresolved feelings about my absent father as well. Absence is a presence, isn’t it?

    • Christine Bolton
      July 10, 2019 at 4:45 pm

      How true is that statement. Yes it is and I am plagued with the “What if?” questions. 😢

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