PROMISES OF A DRUNK FATHER.

Kennedy Mwangi. 1998 (Nairobi)



My father said wine is good, but then it always made his tongue loose.
Usually an introverted man, but all that was changed by a drop of booze.
He'd go on and on for hours, but his words he never seemed to choose.
We never had much that was ours, but he'd even promise you a golden goose.
That booze would make him talk for hours, but later he'd leave you all alone to muse.
The promises of a drunk father made me wish he rather drank juice.

About this poem

Dedicated to all kids who receive empty promises from their drunk fathers.

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Written on April 14, 2022

Submitted by kentykhalif on April 14, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Kennedy Mwangi.

Gemini. Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. Junior editor. Bsc, Biochemistry. more…

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