My Father

by journieus

Alone and abandoned by the age of 8

Mommy is dead,  Daddy is a raging alcoholic

Running, hiding from the enemy

digging through trash to find something to eat

for himself for his 5 brothers and sisters

 the struggles of his life

kept him running

no where

there was no somewhere for cultivation

of character

for mind

for heart

for spirit

I am proof of that

Now it is my obligation

to be here

learn from the past

So that I

can live today