J.J. Campbell

be thankful

embrace your loved
ones for the final time
and think of all the bad
choices you have made

then be thankful your
children have enough
sense to hate you

the last thing this
world needs are
more brainwashed

the pro football hall of fame induction ceremony

i see grown men
crying, hoping
they made their
fathers proud

i laugh

sleep comfortably
knowing my father
never loved me or
was proud of me
any day i existed
on this planet
with him

he died with
dementia before
he turned 70
years old

one of these
days i’ll go to
the cemetery
and find his
grave and laugh

your hatred never
got you as far as
mine did for me

J.J. Campbell (1976 - ?) is currently trapped in suburbia. He's been widely published over the years, most recently at Mad Swirl, Synchronized Chaos, Rusty Truck, Horror Sleaze Trash and Winedrunk Sidewalk. You can find him most days on his highly entertaining blog, evil delights, (http://evildelights.blogspot.com)
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