You said you'd always be there But you're nowhere to be found I can't believe you left me Feeling worthless and confound
There's nothing I can do anymore I trusted you with all my heart And you just left me aching You're the one who tore my life apart
You learned me not to trust Your promises you would keep But you always betrayed me And made me feel so cheap
Now you're the one that’s backstabbed And left all alone I told you you would ache like I ached At last, it’s my turn to disown
I could never forgive you Even if I tried And how could you make it up to me You still think you were right
I hate you for what you did to me And I wish you would just die Don’t take me wrong, I know it’s selfish But I already said goodbye
And when you need me I want you to know I won't be there I hope one day you’ll read this And feel the same despair
I don't want your broken promises And the empty words you speak All I wanted was a Daddy One that’s strong instead of weak
I'm truly sorry, Dad For all the words I say You know I'll always love you But your so-called “love” can’t make me stay
I've moved on with my life Without you to watch me grow But I’m done letting you hurt me And with feeling oh so low
In a way I want to thank you Because of you I'm strong And I just wanted you to know Unlike you, I didn't turn out wrong.
Love, your Daughter
Gut wrenching and open. Raw. Exposed. Loving yet truthful. Those are the exact words used to describe this poem. It's about my Dad, and the way he always treated me. He didn't physically abuse me, so it took me 14 years to realize that he was hurting me, but with his words rather than his hands.