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Poem Bittersweet Lemonade

Poem on lemonade explores the relation between a daughter and father it's Father's Day, and I have complicated emotions about it; makes me a little sad that my stepfather and I aren't close and that my biological father was nothing more than a nightmare in the lives of both me and my mother— makes me jealous of all the people ...

Poem on lemonade explores the relation between a daughter and father

it's Father's Day,
and I have complicated
emotions about it;

makes me a little sad that my
stepfather and I aren't close
and that my biological father was
nothing more than a nightmare
in the lives of both me and my mother—

makes me jealous of all the people
with good dads that actually love them
and have relationships with them and the 
girls and women that get
to have those father-daughter dances
at weddings that I've never ever once had,

makes me hungry for a relationship I'll never have;

because whilst my stepfather loves me
and I love him there's a lot of pain and rage and
resentment there, too; 

it wasn't always bad, but it wasn't always good, either—

So, I stand here with this bittersweet lemonade
of emotions, wishing there was more sweetness
because it's mostly bitter, and I've never liked bitter drinks.

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