I just thought you should know what I’m doing now.
I am an energetic person who spends lots of time hanging with friends.
When we lived with you, my friends would all have sleepovers and when I asked if I could go
You would yell “leave me alone!” and would never let me make friends.
You used to tell me I wasn’t worth your time.
I just thought you should know how I’m feeling.
I feel so much hatred towards you
Because you left us standing in the dust.
You were supposed to be a good dad and you weren’t.
We would still be in our house if it wasn’t for you.
The shelter is dumpy.
I miss the reading nook in my old room, the trees behind our house.
Behind the shelter there’s only concrete and drunk people.
I just thought you should know what I’ve been through.
Since the last time I saw you, I have changed so much.
I’m not in constant fear all day,
I don’t have to pretend to be someone I’m not since we left you.
I’m so confident without you in my life.
The time that I moved to the shelter was especially important to me.
I don’t have to see you or live in a crappy hotel.
I’ve made friends that are like sisters to me now.
I don’t have to worry about you hurting my brother anymore,
Which is one less thing on my list of things to worry about.
I just thought you should know what I wish for the future.
I hope that you go to jail for doing this to my family.
For hurting my brother,
Yelling at us,
For being a horrible father.
I just thought you should know what I don’t miss about you.
I am glad I don’t have to worry about you yelling at me anymore,
Or about my mom still being married to you.
I just thought you should know what I miss a lot.
I miss the way we used to get Sunday breakfast,
Yummy pancakes at IHOP.
Back then we had a lot of money, and I could get things I wanted,
Not just things I needed.
My aunt even had to run over my phone cuz you put a tracking device in it.
You’re a butt face.
I just thought you should know that I’m finally happy.