How can you call someone standing up to something they personally feel is insensitive, insensitive? That doesn't make sense.
How long can people be one of life victims? Because guess what, the world doesn't lack for wickedness, and if you play the role of a victim, then that's inviting tragedy into your life. I'm not referring to her father, I'm referring to people in general, who can't move on from their past.
I am sympathetic towards the writer of this poem (although I personally wouldn't call it a poem), actually- I'm not a cold hearted bastard! But the fact is, I know people who are former alcoholics, and I know their story- no hold bars.
My comment, was that I didn't appreciate her insinuating that ALL alcoholics are complete monsters. Some are made alcoholics because of monsters.
People are very biased when it comes to their own problems- we're all guilty of it. Human nature. (FREUD MOMENT).
You need to remember, that there is 'your side, their side, and the truth'.
Umm, soz? I was just saying, that I didn't think your comment -that I was calling insensitive- held any consideration to what the author may feel when reading it. Although you "didn't appreciate her insinuating that ALL alcoholics are complete monsters.", I'm quite sure that since the topic she's writing about is a heavy, sensitive one, you could've spoken your complaint a little more kinder manner. I do agree with you that not all alcoholics are bad, most of my aunts and uncles get drunk quite often, but they are still caring people.
Listen, I don't like the stigma people like you put on alcoholics. Most have a reason as to why they drink. And for them to stop and face the repercussions... it's amendable, and it's strength that people like you and I can't see.
Him being perverse has nothing to do with him lapping up the booze. I'm sorry, but that's just him being perverse. And you should keep an eye on that, if not act on that. But please, don't try and tarnish all alcoholics as that!
Well, it seems you can't let go of your past. Look, you need to just move on from your childhood before it destroys your adulthood. It isn't healthy to harbour grudges and willingly become one of life victims. It will make you bitter.. and what do you think will come then?
It's a real shame how some people can have 99 out of a 100 compliments, and 1 insult, and for some reason, choose to think only of that 1 and forget the 99... where is the logic in that?
How is it pitiful that I made that assumption? Excuse me, but isn't this piece on the subject of you holding a grudge. How can you say you don't hold a grudge, and then say you can't forgive him for that period of your life? That is the absolute definition of a grudge- not able to forgive or forget.
I wouldn't say it's advice primarily to you, but it is to people who look at this and relate to it, and who do not have a therapist. And I'm sorry, but clearly the therapy you're receiving is still a working process, because you certainly don't seem 'over it'.
You ask me, what indicates low self-esteem? I 'assume' that to be a joke, but I'll answer in any case. Well, I would say this piece and the other pieces of poetry/prose/memoir entries is reason enough. And then there are the descriptions to those works. And lets not forget your replies to comments left on those works.
I wasn't actually insulting you before, 'btw'. But, go figures you would think that.
A beautiful poem, and such a hard-hitting story. Simply gorgeous, and just...beyond words, in all honesty.