What is a father? Poem


What is a father?

Can someone tell me?

Is it someone who provides and protects

Or someone who sits on the sidelines and watches all the unrest

Is it someone who takes care of their children

Or simply leaves them for dead

Who leaves scars across their head and mind

Is it a bully?

Because I’ll tell you how most people’s fathers are

Their cowards

Present but not really their

Figures of smoke

Dust gathering the ceiling

And clinging on the walls

A phantom

A ghost who you will away

A monster

A nothing

What is a father?


By Conscious Thoughts/ C


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Disclaimer: With this poem I took on a character, not all my poems are a reflection of myself. This character in my poem is rather obsessive, I love writing poems that are like short stories. Anyways,