Little Secrets

Father’s Day Poem

She wanted to be daddy’s little girl,
Time and time again abandoned,
Yes, daddy issues are real
Time after time, pardoned.

Perdón is what everyone always said,
Fathers and boys and men,
Listen to me father; it’s Father’s Day
And I wanted to know where you’ve been.

I’ve learned to forget and not forgive,
But that’s nonsensical, meaningless,
Everyone takes advantage
Excuses with caress.

She never learned to truly appreciate,
Stability and safety,
That is the daughter’s fate
For all the rest, excruciating generosity.

No man ever learned to show that they loved me,
In cyclical permanence,
Mother’s father couldn’t see
Our value evanesce.


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