You Failed Me

You left cuts and scars emotionally deep

You haunt me always even in my sleep

You failed me.


My memories are empty and faded

Even the good times were jaded

You failed me.


Never a father, always a ghost

Never there when I needed you most

You failed me.


I hid in my closet, spilling tears

Seeking out death, choking on fears

You failed me.


All I ever wanted was your time

Neglect and abandonment will always be mine

You failed me.


Now behind bars, you confess your need for me

Even still, I give to you willingly

You failed me.


My every depression begins and ends with you

Even now I know you’ll never come through

You failed me…too many times.



© Chelsie Cummings 2016


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