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Author Name: Freecski 4 Comments
Date Added: December 19, 2020 13:12:10 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Rhyming
Category: Grieving & Loss Add To Favorites | Text Only
 
You've Gone
Looking down from heaven
can you see our state of mind
 
Can you see our tears and anger
at the mess you've left behind
 
Do you see that we love you
and wanted you to stay
 
You were given so much time
to simply change your ways
 
You had so many chances
it was all within you grasp
 
But you took another drink
and on us you turned your back
 
You had all a man could want
and let it slip right through your hands
 
Neither your reasons or your choices
will I ever understand
 
The question will ever linger
why we weren't good enough for you
 
And we have to keep telling ourselves
that this just wasn't true
 
It was a bitterness within
that just could not be explained
 
So we pray for your soul
that our love was not in vain
Author's Notes:
For 30 years I watched the father of my children drink himself to death.
Doctors started warning him he should not drink in 2008. Flat out told him to stop drinking and smoking in 2010. He did not listen and in 2018 he was given six months to live. He lasted two years, four months, one day...
Watching our children see him slowly kill himself is the most painful thing I have ever had to witness. We have six children. Our oldest is 29. Our youngest is 18. We have four grandchildren that will never get to know their grandpa. He was only 56 years old.
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Comments:
Comment By: PremiumGlata on January 12, 2021 09:35:06 PM Report

This breaks my heart to read! Addiction is a horrid beast, with flaming breath that slowly burns away the heart and soul and willpower that often cannot be broken away from. I'm so sorry for you, your children and your grandchildren! What a painful, devastating thing for you all to have to witness...

Hugs to you all!

Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on December 27, 2020 11:44:55 AM Report

Heartbreaking! There is nothing  simple about changing one’s ways when addiction is involved. It had him in its grasp. You were enough but addiction is a powerful beast and it is often impossible to break away from it. Hugs to you.

 

~Barbara D.

Comment By: PremiumLinda Jo on December 22, 2020 03:05:05 PM Report

 a lot of unanswered questions add to the sadness of saying good-bye.

I'm sorry for your loss.

You penned this poem with courage in your heart

Comment By: PremiumDan J. Mazurek on December 21, 2020 06:28:15 AM Report

so sad to watch someone to go like that. your poem should be posted at AA meetings .

dan





 


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