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Fathers and Dads

June 18, 2011

Some dads are good dads.  Some even try their best and some should have just kept ‘it’ in their pants.

The world is full of dads who are unprepared to be dads…let alone our fathers, our teachers, or our friends.

My dad was probably a bit like the dads of Obama, Bush and Erik Prince.  Our dads could show up late, fornicate and procreate, but they were incapable of being our fathers, our teachers, or our friends.

My dad was a God-fearing rapist.  He beat my mother for her cooking.  He beat her for being 17.  He beat her for being with him and he beat her for having me.  And then he married her…and beat her again.

My dad was my dad, but he was not my father and he was never
my friend.

Dad gave me the gift of anger.

My dad, he was never my father and he was never a friend.

But my dad, he did teach me…to be nothing like him.

I truly believe that the world could be a far better place, if its dad’s knew how to be fathers, teachers and friends.
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10 Comments
  1. June 19, 2011 08:23

    I’m so sorry that your dad was the way he was…you deserved better…and you are better than he ever was…

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    • Tenzing permalink
      June 19, 2011 11:17

      Amen, brother.

      Father’s Day once again this year comes with corporate media pictures of Obama and his daughters cuddling, smiling. How adorable they are!

      Lens, their father is much worse a man than your father ever was, a stone-killer.

      Even today we have news of the deaths in Libya of 9 civilians, killed by U. S. . . . pardon me, NATO bombs.

      Happy Killers Day, Mr. President.

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      • June 19, 2011 14:28

        Mom thought at some point she’d have to kill him, or be killed…but I guess we made our escape, before he lost his cowardice.

        Pretty obvious how I obtained my “twisted” sense of humor, no?

        You know, i almost did an Obama dads day post…but the Teabaggers and the Democrats are already confused enough. Maybe when he attacks Iran so that we are able to forget the other wars…maybe then, John Conyers will impeach Jimmy Carter??

        Thanks Tenzing.

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    • June 19, 2011 14:19

      My story is like many others, pain, abuse, drugs, lies and beyond…and then I made it to the 5th grade. There are of course, many whose childhoods were far worse than I can imagine.

      Personally, I think we’re looking for enemies in all the wrong places. I’ve met the enemy…and it lives in our experiences, as well as just next door.

      Thanks run4joy59, I appreciate your comment.

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  2. barman permalink
    June 22, 2011 09:44

    At last I understand my understanding of you.

    “But my dad, he did teach me…to be nothing like him”

    From which, I hope, my kids still benefit.

    Ya gotta way with words, Lens.

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    • June 22, 2011 11:03

      I was more fun back in my Spokane drinking days…that ol’ legal drug was more of a pain killer, than a fun inducer.

      But I’m much better now!

      Wish more of us would do the right thing for the kids…

      Thanks as always barman.

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