Father’s Face – Written September 2007 (Aged 30)

Father’s Face

you should have told me
from day one that you hated me
that when traced,
you saw only a father’s face
you should have told me
that you were not –
allowed to express your feelings –
as a child,
not those –
for a father who left –
when you were so very young
and allowed your hope –
to escape to the wild
you should have told me
that i would have to take his place
you should have told me
that you had been driven mad
just searching for reasons
i would have understood –
why you felt so sad
you should have told me from day one
that you were in a dark place
that you could never get to know
not whilst you saw only a father’s face




James Garratt – September 2007


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More poems from 2007 here https://theboybehindtheglasses.com/category/poems-and-writing-2007/

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