My Father

Sometimes I love my father.
He taught me to be strong,
He showed me how a woman shouldn’t be treated.

My father, a narcissistic liar.
His darkness which consumes my mother’s light.

His word was nothing like mine,
His world was nothing like mine.
Did I really have a father?

My father, a sociopathic fire
destroying the life within his daughters.
--Harmony H., 9th-12th Grade

Library note:
If you or someone you know has a problem with domestic / relationship violence please seek help: National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or 
text BEGIN to 88788.