To Dad

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 19:41 -- Leaky

Dear Dad,

I hope you find this letter well.

Life's good, but now it's getting harder to tell

what college or major or lifestyle choice

I have to make before I move

into a place that's missing you.


And let me be honest,

my mentality is not at its best

not just because I'm lacking rest;

it's 'cause Depression's really testing me.


Dear Dad,

I know things have been rough for you

especially because your daughter's getting tougher too

paying bills and rent

must be stressful but I 

swear things will get better over time


And my growing hair match 

your wrinkling face

though you smile without a trace

of tiredness or spite or hate

towards the daughter whose been 

weighing you down

from a future full of 

nonexistant frowns


And I know you're worried deep inside

If the life I lead

is the right way to ride

but I dream of a day

when you can see

just how strong a girl

I've grown to be


And it'll all be thanks to you


Love always,

your precious Audrey

This poem is about: 
My family


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