My Last Breath
by PJ LaRue
My hope is that
Live long enough to forgive me.
Although I’m not asking you to condone abuse, I’d love to
See you one last time. And, maybe you will begin
To understand that I could not
Be the father you deserved.
Real men don’t abuse, but some can’t stop themselves when
Evil demons live within our souls.
At least let me exhale My Last Breath knowing that I am forgiven.
To my eternal sleep I will go, realizing that I can never atone for
Note to readers: One of my favorite Facebook pages is Help for Adult Children of Alcoholic’s. You may find it helpful, as well.