Better Than This

Better Than This

A Poem by Carissa

It's Wednesday night

He's out at the bar with the guys

Instead of being at home

Tucking his little girl in

Reading her Green Eggs & Ham

 

A little voice tries to speak to him

He hears it

You know where you belong

You're better than this

But I'm not sure I can do it

 

I'm not ready

He tells himself

I can't do this

There's a part of him that wants to

But a bigger part that's scared

 

A little voice tries to speak to him

He hears it

You know where you belong

You're better than this

But I'm not sure I can do it

 

What if I mess up?

What if I fail her?

I want to be there

To give her everything she needs

To be the father she deserves

 

A little voice tries to speak to him

He hears it

You know where you belong

You're better than this

But I'm not sure I can do it

 

As time passes

He finds himself going out less and less

He found a decent job

Saving money to get the place he's been eyeing

The one with the big yard

 

A little voice tries to speak to him

He hears it

You know where you belong

You're better than this

Maybe I can do this

 

His buddies call

Asking to him to tie one on after work

He passes and heads home

Her room is nearly finished

He looks at it, wishing she were there

 

A little voice tries to speak to him

He hears it

You know where you belong

You're better than this

I want to do this

 

The house is a mess

Her homework is scattered on the floor

Dishes in the sink from a big family dinner

She sits there trying to figure out a math problem

He walks over to help her

 

A little voice tries to speak to him

He hears it

You know where you belong

You're better than this

I know I can do this

 

It took awhile

A lot of growing up

Changes were made

Now he is the parent he's dreamed of being

And the man he was destined to be

 

A little voice tries to speak to him

He hears it

You're finally where you belong

Yes, she's home

She's where she belongs

© 2012 Carissa


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Added on August 17, 2012
Last Updated on September 4, 2012
Tags: Father, Goals, Change, Positive, Child, Love

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Carissa
Carissa

Waukesha, WI



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My name is Carissa. I'm from Waukesha, Wisconsin. I have a nine year old son, who is the light of my life. I have been a writer since the age of 10. I write mostly poetry, but, I have been known to da.. more..

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