Friend of the Family

Friend of the Family

A Poem by LaToya Martin

I love you

But yet I hate you

You are the hope of my future

You were my guidance in my past

My father despised you

But my mother adored you

You were her will to live

You were a constant guest in our home

You were the scent my mother wore daily

She neglected me for the happiness of you

She confided in you

But your greed took her away

After all the hurt and pain you caused

I welcomed you back into my life

But now you are my foundation

I finally see what my mother saw in you

You helped her cope with her wounds

Even though you helped cause them

My family doesn’t understand you

And honestly nor do I

You’ve ruined my past

And I have acknowledged

That you have ruined my future

You are the end of my tunnel

My Whiskey Bottle

© 2020 LaToya Martin

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Added on December 2, 2020
Last Updated on December 4, 2020
Tags: love, depression, loss, self, pain, suffering, sad, healing, overcoming, alcohol, death


LaToya Martin
LaToya Martin


I am a new author and My new poetry book is called "Tears of Me". "Tears of Me" is a collection of poetry about suffering, love, and loss. I use poetry to grapple with life's more difficult moments... more..


A Poem by LaToya Martin