I bit my kid’s head off
For no real reason today.
Like a shark in the water,
I made him my prey.

I raised my brow and my voice
To make him feel small.
I had no compassion at all
When he started to bawl.

What he did to deserve it
I don’t quite recall
It seems moments before
We were both having a ball.

Sure. Things had been weighing
Like rocks on my mind.
I had thirty-six damn good reasons
Not to have to be kind.

With money a stress
And the rent coming due,
It only made sense that
I made it his problem, too.

The house needed cleaning
We were surrounded by mess.
The laundry stacked higher,
Always more, never less.

The dishes were toppling,
The floor needed sweeping.
Into our house and our lives
So much crap just kept creeping.

But dishes and laundry
Were the least of my worries.
Relationship drama of late had
Left my mind all a flurry.

>> I wrote this entry and published it on my Babble Voices blog, and I’m only permitted to post a snippet of it here. Read the whole thing and comment on Danoah Unleashed >>

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Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he's most known for, with more than 1.4 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It's an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!