ADOLESCENT POETRY JAM: Season Finale: House of Lies

The last edition of APJ was too light and fluffy.  Too much fun.  This section is about the deep dark feelings of my teenage years.  I used to have serious daddy issues.  I think most kids do.  Dads are meant to be the cold, authoritarian figure in the household.
I wrote this about him when I was 15 or 16.  We’ll say 16.

House of Lies

Did you ever take a break?

To look back, to relate?

To take a look inside?

Dissect me, try to see

Just how I live my life.

No, you always kept going.

Always staying busy.

I really wish

You would’ve took some time for me.

It feels like you never cared,

You weren’t ever there for me,

When I was sick or scared,

And that’s what fucked me.

Right under your eyes

I’ve never lived in a home,

Just a house full of lies.

Why were you such a fake?

To impress?  To look great?

True intentions you hide.

Honestly, I can’t see.

Just how you lived YOUR life.

Now your purpose is showing

PARENT ME

It’s too late now

You should’ve took some time for me.

It feels like you never cared,

You weren’t ever there for me,

When I was sick or scared,

And that’s what fucked me.

Right under your eyes

I’ve never lived in a home,

Just a house full of lies.

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Author: JuiceJohn

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