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A freeform poem

By Real PoeticPublished 5 months ago 1 min read
Photo by Krzysztof Kowalik on Unsplash

How’s the life you wanted?

Mom struggled to let go

of the dream that you sold us.

Traded your family to play

house with a cougar.

Who tore you away

and forbid you to leave.

For years, I thought you

left because of me.

If I wasn’t so clingy,

maybe you would’ve stayed.

I would’ve jumped on a


for you.

Now I’m older, I see..

You just wanted a bed.

Papa had nowhere for his head.

Told lies till your lips bled.

It’s sad you know nothing about me…

What was it like playing house,

while your daughters

cried on the couch?

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Real Poetic

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I write poetry & short stories.

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Website: real-poetic.com

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  • ThatWriterWoman4 months ago

    Heartbreaking Poetic, really heartbreaking. Very well written!

  • Donna Fox (HKB)5 months ago

    Well this was tense and emotional... I'm kind of at a loss for words. It was so well written and I adore the rhyme scheme with words that didn't necessarily match up visually but by sound. (I know there a specific thing it's called but I lost it 😅)

  • Tiffany Gordon 5 months ago

    WOW! Very powerful! Love your realness.

  • Jazzy 5 months ago

    Oh this poem was so powerful 😳

  • Naveed 5 months ago

    Super!!! Excellent

  • Omgggg those last 3 lines! It broke my heart so much! Gosh this was such an emotional poem!

  • Cathy holmes5 months ago

    Oh my goodness. This is so emotional. Beautifully written.

  • Lamar Wiggins5 months ago

    Ugh!!! I can totally relate. My parents got divorced when I was 3. He never came around after that like it was everyone's fault except his that their relationship didn't work out. Such a sad and successful poem. 💖💖💖

  • Dana Crandell5 months ago

    Straight through the heart! Well said, RP!

  • My heart feels this deeply 🥺

  • Ahna Lewis5 months ago

    So powerfully expressed!

  • Joelle E🌙5 months ago


  • Mother Combs5 months ago


  • Ooh, That was so Deep🥹📝❤️‍🩹

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