Comments : To the father who doesn't know compassion.

  • 5 months ago

    by Pagan Paul

    This is such a sad write.
    The breakdown of communication is a bad place to be.

    Thats why animals are wonderful. They love unconditionally ...
    until they are abused. People forget we are also animals.

  • 5 months ago

    by Brenda

    I am so sorry you have to live like this. It's hard to be in a house with someone so unhappy with themselves, all that projects onto everything and everybody, including the family pet. Don't lose who you are because of the negativity, it's easy to get swallowed up in that vortex. Stay strong, hugs!

    • 5 months ago

      by Poet on the Piano

      Yes, wise advice. There used to be a time when I cried over our relationship but it's time for me to move on. I can forgive but I don't forget. I'm going to choose to not get hurt over and over again. I still love him in a way but the respect aspect is gone. Thank you for reading and commenting. Hugs back!

  • 5 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    This is heart breaking and I'm sorry you have to deal with this day in
    and day out...take care dear..

  • 5 months ago

    by Maple Tree

    Well this gutted me....... I love you sweet lady, that is all

  • 5 months ago

    by Ren

    This hits very close to home for me, and makes me incredibly sad. Not only does the lack of communication and interest hurt, but that heart pounding fear of anticipation and dread when the garage door is can just about rip you to shreds. My heart goes out to you dear...I'm sorry this is something you have to deal with. It is truly a heartbreaking experience. Much love and peace to you, hon- and don't let his lack of interest or compassion ever make you feel like you don't matter. Cause you do! And even though he doesn't want to hear about the events going on in your life, they are still so very important, and there is somebody who does :) stay strong and keep your chin up!

    • 5 months ago

      by Poet on the Piano

      Appreciate it so much, Ren! I think I'm now to the point where I keep a fair distance. I can joke around with him but I guard my heart with the important things, if that makes sense. There are far greater things and people who I should share my story with. Love and peace back.

  • 5 months ago

    by BlueJay

    So many people live their own versions of this piece and this piece really shows how much of a toll that can take on you (any single human being). Poignantly penned.

  • 5 months ago

    by Everlasting

    After a 12 hour day, anyone could become like that... the only thing I would want if I was working 12 hours everyday, it's peace. No sound. My bed. Wake up and eat. Lol (a shower too)

    I don't know the circumstances... or what's really going on... but I feel both sides.

  • 4 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    What a sad read...I can feel the dread and hate. Working too much is not really healthy. Relationships should not be compromised but it is what happens all the time. This is sad but beautifully told.

  • 3 months ago

    by Em

    Hey, this resonates so much with me and I couldn't read this without commenting especially as I have written similar? things previously but when I try to write something it seems the word are lost in transmission and I come out with simple works such as 'please explain dad' or something along those lines.

    1/ This really hit me in the gut because I know exactly how it feels to be like that dog anticipating the arrival of the person you look up to only to be met with anger or abuse in some way and I think the worse anyone can go through is being ignored.

    2/ This is what I was talking about anticipating arrivals because we have stories to tell and want to hear about their day but what happens nothing, we're pushed to one side and seemingly forgotten about which is unfortunate as it happens so often to people all over the world.

    3/ Just tragic. I feel your pain.

    4/ Now you protect the vulnerable/innocent animal because I personally feel you yourself feel far from safe and happy and the words show this.

    All the best