Father’s Day

One of my favorite poems of my own is the one I wrote about my dad. It is simply entitled “Father”. In this poem I wanted to portray the whole man, not just the alcoholic. There are so many stereotypes about alcoholics and as I said, I wanted to portray the whole man, not just the drunk. My dad was funny, dark, brilliant and dashing. He died in 1974 when I was 23 from complications due to alcohol. I miss him and I feel like he would be so proud of me to see how far I have come.

From the last stanza of the poem: Paradoxical parent

Mystery within mystery

darkness within darkness

I still look out the corner of my eye

at the car next to me

hoping you’ll be there.

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