Memorialized Intoxication

I think I can remember
the essence of your smile
The tease of your hand as it
reached out to hold mine

I think I can remember
the tears streaming down my face
When I said
"Daddy, please don't go"

Of course you left anyway
you never knew that
I was worth staying for
at least now I know I'm worth leaving

No longer a child- here I am
your darkness crushed my light
Your demons gave me
darkness of my own

I don't want to remember
the love you thought you gave,
The time you swear
you wished you'd spent

I don't want to remember
The wallowing sadness
seven birthdays later
I don't want to remember

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I think this poem was mostly about me, the journey it took to get to the place where I am now. Thanks to my father a lot of good things in my life have been taken away, but I'm getting better.