Sixteen Years Old and Dad Went Away

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Karma and Chakra, An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. How life can change and remains the same...apparently. This story can be crude, but is life in its deepest definition. This story is real with changes for clarity and empowerment to the message. The lines speak for themselves, and we advice to take those five minutes in reading. Warning for young readers; the words can be harsh at times and we recommend caution as well.

SIXTEEN YEARS OLD AND DAD WENT AWAY...!



Isn't that something?

sweet sixteen and dad went away

wasn't his fault at all

dearest Uncle Sam took his soul



dad went on his seventh deployment

and that ultimately became annoying

since I was five, he would say good bye

growing so empty and into deep cries


mother was my support

but breast cancer took its toll

heavens made its call

and she have to depart alone


dad never loved me the same

he was carrying his own cross in shame

now I'm sixteen and I play my own tunes

sneaking already a boyfriend in my own pink room



dad left for this pending tour

found his letters and he wasn't doing so good

I guess they come back messed up and all

six months are not that easy when he is gone

he is supposed to come back pretty soon

meanwhile I'm about to elope

grandma had enough with my own life

she hates boyfriend who slept with me last night



Dad is a guy and he might understand

but I'm ready to enjoy my life and have fun

boyfriend proposed something bad

"lets' make money, how about that?"


Because I love him, I agreed at the end

what could it be, you wonder yourself?

I'm sixteen and free to make some money

Boyfriend came and asked if his Hun was ready


I'm not much into poetry but this time I'm ready

ready to share my true story

Boyfriend wanted to share my body

my sweet soul with any nasty buddy


not enough being jobless and broke










He wanted to make money and break even... I know

agreed myself blindly in love

Love deters common sense, making good from wrong


Not happy to reveal it in here

but is a wake up call for my own peers

so many like myself at the hands of fear

sacrificing love that is so dear...!


he bought himself a car

" for us to run away one day"

but lately has been demanding

to the point of causing me harm

hurting my mind as the days go by


one day he dropped me at this hotel 'No more'

funny name... still having my lips so sore

boyfriend slapped my face the night before

lipstick is not helping to cover it anymore

mourning already my young soul


wish daddy was here

sorry mom, I see an ending with fear

was this supposed to be a happy ending?

with chocolate, snacks and his demanding


Room 69, second floor

fixing my blouse and knocking this door

a new client opening it slowly, said hi!

no way, oh my God, I know this guy


"Samantha" He cried out my name

oh was dad, enough of this game!

he hit the wall and just wanted to die

he was back from overseas and embraced me in shame


I cried sitting down on that chair

we left soon and he got hold of his target

wanted to kill boyfriend, execution style

just about to pull the trigger

When SWAT team arrived


wow! enough courage to write these lines

now I'm in rehab and dad is by my side

correcting my words and fixing my hair

"'Be careful next time," he said

"This time I watch because I care..."


Had to say goodbye to him

Dad was actually in jail

'cause he did pull the trigger at the very end

we did learn our lesson the hard way..!

That's all I have to say

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Samuel Songungou 5 years ago from Bangalore, India

Nice hub..im fascinated by anything ARMY! As im new here i'll be followin you. Hope you help me too..i got some hubs. Thanks!


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anglnwu 5 years ago

What a picture you just painted with your words--the rude wake-up call for both daughter and father. Nice work.


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Sam Sangongou!..So content myself and welcoming you to this your new family of writers. Thanks for the follow

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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

You are so kind Anglwu, This was a clear painting as you said. Not only in this case. Lots of teens are out there on their own..and technology is there to lend a friendly hand? Like Rousseau said once. Man is born free but is in shackles, mentally and physically. Thanks for your important comment my friend,

LORD


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Zabbella 5 years ago from NJ-USA

Wow! This was an awesome poem! It made me a little sad.


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Hello Zabbella,

Well is sad, but life is sader at times. So many untold stories that are not covered by the Media. I appreciate your stopping by and hoep to check your work as well. Regards,

LORD


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Poignant story told so well. War is HELL destroys so many families, leaving the young uncared for..Thank you...Voted up.


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Hello, Hello! Always!

well, your answer is short but powerful too.

war=hell

family=no care

If we didn't care as much for war, Our own families wouldn't end up in hell. But our friends who sell weapons have a life to: They have families and kids to send to college. And they keep some people's jobs. They keep our country safe, for God's sake and we receive God's blessing... no wonder we say, God bless America.!


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

This one is pretty sad, but it tells a very moving story. I was sorry it had a tragic ending, though. I guess I want every ending to be happy, but that isn't life, is it??? Goodnight, Mary


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Hi there again Mary,

Well, happy endings are schedule for novels or soap operas, even movies, but life is not that easy as you know, raising 6 girls on your side. The poem was..or I mean came to me like dictated from within and the final product was delivered accordingly to raise awarenessin this situation. Thanks for stopping by and have a Gonight too.

LORD


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justateacher 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

Lord...you did it once again! Great writing and makes you feel as if you are there watching it happen....


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Hi there again Mary,

Well, happy endings are schedule for Romance novels or Soap Operas, even movies, but life is not that easy as you know, raising 6 girls on your side. The poem was..or I mean, came to me like dictated from within and the final product was delivered accordingly to raise awareness in this Social situation. Thanks for stopping by and have a Good night too dear friend.

LORD


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Thanks so much Justateacher!

There is something in us that makes us end a piece with some twists, that can move our readers. Not that we are bragging about it..is just in us. Your words..and being a woman, reach the author and makes him be ready to write again and please our hub followers, Thanks again dear friend... for stopping by!

LORD


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

this narrative poetry moved me so much it brought me to tears...it's so sad that people don't like to learn the easy way...just like the Israelites when they were supposed to travel for only 11 days yet it took them 40 years to reach promise land...why is it so?


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

yeah, i agree with you on that...for it's embedded in our system...like an imprint...we're just following the script our parents laid for us...


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

You know what Raciniwa? Is the sign of the times. As kids..rebellious kids that go against our Creator, we suffer the consequences, because we are humans and we can die. God is there, but cannot stop you from doing your own deeds. Just look at Madoff, he did the worst thing to all of us investors... I can go here forever but, the thing is...seems that history will repeat itself,

LORD


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Very powerful visual - poem - loved it. Very thought provoking - excellent.


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Thanks Kelly!

You have a wonderful way to make comments. Just worried about you having to wake up early for your kids...Thanks for the words of appreciation...Have a blessed night!

LORD


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Agree with Kelly.... Powerful poem with a message! Great work..... Voting up and awesome!


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dwachira 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Yeah! it is painful but it brings relief and courage along to write this. Some memories never go away but you wonder what life would be without memories no matter how painful they are. Great poem written with a spirit of courage, voted up and awesome.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Thanks Lathing for sharing this poem. Wish things were different, but moments like this can happen anywhere at any time. Glad you found this oldie.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Dwachira, your words are very important to us. Glad you got the message. No father, real dad, can let these things happen. Sometimes we get blinded at the split of a second in rage. Take care my friend.

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