Dad never said he was leaving
That it would be his last time stepping foot in our house
Dad said a man is the protector of the house
But dad how do you protect when you left?
If men are suppose to be tough why’d you leave?
was it because of mom?
I miss when weekdays were just count downs to weekends
When I didn’t have the worry about what I was wearing every other weekend
I miss the days when mom didn’t call the police because you dropped us off 10 minutes late
Dad you know I get car sick
So why’d you move so far away.
Dad never said he was gonna leave
But dad you did
You did leave
And You left me
Remember we were a team.
Remember when we use to get pizza,
Sit in the church parking lot
And listen to music
Those are some of my best memories.
My life fell apart and you weren’t there to help me.
Remember being that picture perfect family?
Because I don’t
I don’t remember much of when you lived with us
Those memories have been scribbled over
And replaced with the day you left
And I didn’t know if I was ever gonna see you again
But I still love you
And I love seeing you.
When you left mom was always sad
She always was screaming.
And I could tell she was really hurt
I could see it in her eyes.
In that broken smile
And she would take her angry out on us
Because she had nobody else
she never hit us
But who ever said
Sticks in stones may break my bones
But your words will never hurt me
Was horribly wrong
Because I can feel the hurt in those words everyday.
fast forward 7 years
And I still see you
And I love you
And you help me through everything
and I love having two houses
And having your girlfriend in my life
But sometimes I wonder
What what life would be like if you stayed