alcoholic parent

Toddler and dad with backs turned walking through woods

So Close

[LYRICS] I stood on the sidelines
And watched you struggle for so long
I never knew quite what to do
You held that bottle so close to you
Your alcoholic brew

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My Moses: Ode to an Alcoholic Dad

[POEM] I was five years old or thereabouts.
And I heard the shouts.
Piercing the darkness of my room.
It was you and mommy too.
Why is this my earliest memory of you?

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