Daddy Issues



A lyrical consideration of the discipline known as daddyism.

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Apply yourself inside

Opening for a daddy

So many have applied

Promise ever unfulfilled

If history is a guide

Blind to the big picture

Just along for the ride

The first bit is quite easy

As opposites distract

A little huggy squeasy

Horny humans interact

Flirt assert insert exert  

Precise yet inexact

Delight transforms to effort

Issues result from impact

            Daddy issues quite a mess

            Little babies big distress

Mammals have a cuddling inclination

Safety lies in daddy’s loving embrace

Some mommies spurn daddies’ adoration   

A sad situation all too commonplace

Daddy can’t love us as daddy loves mommy

Most state regulations and mommies insist

Some daddies hit hard by mommy’s rejection

Find children in ways too hard to resist

Sad children starving for any adult approval

The weakest and sickest of daddies enlist

In actions resulting in childhood removal

What choice is there in the kiss or the fist

            Daddy issues troubling mess

            Some types undress to impress

A challenge why would daddy dis you

To hope in absence daddy miss you

Or that in public he won’t dismiss you

He’ll wipe your weeping eyes with tissue

Or hold you close and even kiss you

It appears we have a daddy issue

            Daddy issues such a mess

            Another case where more is less

 Daddy had a daddy likely worse than he

Everybody’s got a place to learn debauchery

We know bad behavior is learned in custody

What’s the difference anyplace if you’re too young to flee

Enslaved to a notion, another person’s property

The coin toss of creation extant in biology

Tragic repercussion or commonality

In overcoming daddy must we bask in misery

Some will go Gomorrah, others live in sodomy

Some places it’s a sacrament, others a felony

            Daddy issues sticky mess

            When you’re held under duress

My daddy beat me with a belt

His daddy beat him with his fist

Frustration in the pain that’s felt

Anger unable to resist

When daddy’s having fits

He hits and hits and hits

When daddy’s losing bouts

He shouts and shouts and shouts

When daddy is three sheets

He beats and beats and beats

When daddy’s delight dies

He cries and cries and cries

Unable to face his fears

Daddy disappears

            Daddy issues some big mess

            All must crumble under stress

When he’s home he hurts you

When he’s gone you hurt yourself

Each time daddy deserts you

He perverts your mental health

The longing for a father

Our shared human lament

The struggle, toil and bother

Around which every brain is bent

            Daddy issues one more mess

            Many urges to repress

Our father who art in service

Hallowed be thy war

For war makes daddy duties

So easy to ignore

Is it peace or isolation

That you’re fighting for

Our father who art in labor

Hallowed be thy work

The effort maintaining income

Makes parenting easy to shirk

Schools and gangs can baby sit

An always useful perk

Our father who art in business

Hallowed be thy employ

Exacting such grand profits

Provides the distance you enjoy

New cars can compensate

For the lives you destroy

Our father who art in debt

Hallowed be thy arrears

Feed your children on regret

Wean them with your fears

A shame to blame your offspring

As off course your life veers

Our father who art in hiding

Hallowed be thy hidey hole

Influence huge but negligible

When taken as a whole

So many wretched in the wings

Prepared to fill that role

            Daddy issues life’s big mess

            Guess you’re ready to confess

As adults we must face the facts

Of which we’re so afraid

Daddy didn’t want us

He just wanted to get laid





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