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Author Name: Freecski 5 Comments
Date Added: December 19, 2020 13:12:10 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Rhyming
Category: Grieving & Loss Add To Favorites | Formatted Version
 
You've Gone
Looking down from heaven can you see our state of mind   Can you see our tears and anger at the mess you've left behind   Do you see that we love you and wanted you to stay   You were given so much time to simply change your ways   You had so many chances it was all within you grasp   But you took another drink and on us you turned your back   You had all a man could want and let it slip right through your hands   Neither your reasons or your choices will I ever understand   The question will ever linger why we weren't good enough for you   And we have to keep telling ourselves that this just wasn't true   It was a bitterness within that just could not be explained   So we pray for your soul that our love was not in vain
Author's Notes:
For 30 years I watched the father of my children drink himself to death.
Doctors started warning him he should not drink in 2008. Flat out told him to stop drinking and smoking in 2010. He did not listen and in 2018 he was given six months to live. He lasted two years, four months, one day...
Watching our children see him slowly kill himself is the most painful thing I have ever had to witness. We have six children. Our oldest is 29. Our youngest is 18. We have four grandchildren that will never get to know their grandpa. He was only 56 years old.
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Comments:
Comment By: PremiumDean on January 19, 2021 04:24:56 AM Report

This a very sad and brutally honest read Christina. Whatever makes us to become addicted to such a dealy habbit, we'll never know as a man's and indeed a woman's mind is full of unraveled and unanswerable secrtests and questions.

Very close to my age, yet I do not yet have any grandchidren.

My heartfelt condolences, and I hope time heals your loss and pain quickly.

~Dean

 

Comment By: PremiumGlata on January 12, 2021 09:35:06 PM Report

This breaks my heart to read! Addiction is a horrid beast, with flaming breath that slowly burns away the heart and soul and willpower that often cannot be broken away from. I'm so sorry for you, your children and your grandchildren! What a painful, devastating thing for you all to have to witness...

Hugs to you all!

Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on December 27, 2020 11:44:55 AM Report

Heartbreaking! There is nothing  simple about changing one’s ways when addiction is involved. It had him in its grasp. You were enough but addiction is a powerful beast and it is often impossible to break away from it. Hugs to you.

 

~Barbara D.

Comment By: PremiumLinda Jo on December 22, 2020 03:05:05 PM Report

 a lot of unanswered questions add to the sadness of saying good-bye.

I'm sorry for your loss.

You penned this poem with courage in your heart

Comment By: PremiumDan J. Mazurek on December 21, 2020 06:28:15 AM Report

so sad to watch someone to go like that. your poem should be posted at AA meetings .

dan





 


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