I Am Not My Father ~ Author Raja Williams


As I watched him walk away,

I realized the burdens he has carried

He carries with him;

His father’s sins


They are attached to his soul

And anchored into his DNA


He walks like his father

He talks like his father

His angry outbursts performed;

Just like his father

In my own moments of anger

I accusingly yell out

“You’re just like your dad,

why would you want to be like that?”


The silence cuts with a knife

His stare;

Kills me dead where I stand


That was the last time I saw him

He walked out the door;

His last words . . .


“I am not my father”


Three days later . . .

He died of a drug overdose

He Died;

Just like his father.


© Raja Williams

First Publication, Imprints In The Sand published by Creative Talents Unleashed

Excerpt from the book “Imperfect Paths”

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Foreword . . .

How many people can say they have not walked on rough terrain to get to where they are today? Most of us have been bruised and beaten to find out who we really are within; to find joy in this life we have been given. We are flawed beings with imperfect paths, and those turbulent journeys can either make us or break us.

It is easy to blame our past wrongs, the people who have tarnished our trust, and the bad bets the world throws at us. But we still hold the power to make a choice to become better than the humans who hurt us; to be the voice of change by learning from the experiences which have attempted to break us. Along the many roads traveled, the decisions we make will determine who we are to become.

Take a moment to walk in another’s shoes. The poets here have opened their Pandora’s Box, not to release the personal demons that taunt or once to keep them confined, but to share how to sever the weights one is shackled to.

Donna J. Sanders, Author

This book was sponsored by the Starving Artist Fund by the publishing group Creative Talents Unleashed.

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5 replies

  1. Heart-wrenching Raja is this awesome, exceptional work thanks for sharing it with us.


  2. The beauty of this work is amazing! Thanks for sharing and God bless you!


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