Welcome to another Trifecta Writing Challenge. I wrote a 198 words spoken word piece for the prompt word Father, that I hope you will enjoy.
1a : a man who has begotten a child; also : sire
b capitalized (1) : god 1 (2) : the first person of the Trinity
What if I didn’t have your eyes,
Your face, that smile,
Would I still have been despised?
What if my smile didn’t
Beam so bright,
At the sight of you
The only man in my life?
If I was born a boy,
Would you have left me
Hungry on the kitchen floor?
That hand I saw raised against a woman,
Who cooked, and cleaned, and slaved,
to maintain a home, and a love,
she never had as a daughter.
Scarred me for life.
So why did these brown eyes,
Shine with unshed tears,
Because you forgot a promise, yet again?
What if I was one of your demons,
Trapped inside the bends,
Even bet, I wouldn’t have been ignored then.
That one time you finally came around
looking for acculades from your daughter
Smelling of stale cigarettes, booze, and cheap sex
And you wondered why I stared you down?
Man, I didn’t need your hand- me-downs.
Yeah, I ignore the drunk on the corner
Begging for a dollar from a daughter
He didn’t even recognize?
What if, before you died,
You tried to acknowledge
You weren’t the father
This daughter, should have had?
Perhaps then I wouldn’t
Judging every man,
By the sins of my father.
Thank you....Trifecta Challenge
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