6'2 with your watery blue eyes,
3 dysfunctional kids
One by each of your 3 dysfunctional wives.
You hide in your army green flight suit
And your shiny black boots.
We're up to our ears in money,
But over our heads in debt.
Frustration and love drowns you while
You try to save us all.
There's the oldest,
The sixteen year old rebel,
Who you've lost to your carelessness,
And her mothers' cruelty.
There's the boys
Oldest: just twelve
A daredevil with an attitude
Motherless but once a year
Loveless because he tries too hard.
Youngest: a spoiled nine-
The only one still living with both parents,
But the only one who was result of a one-night stand.
On our own, we're not too bad,
But surround us with the Texas heat
With nothing to do but share one TV,
What do you expect but family feuds and favoritism?
We oldest stick together because
We're jealous of the other.
We would do anything to have
A mother who really cares
She's got a mother who watches
Bruises be beaten into her body
He's got a mother who ignores him
Until the suits persist.
But daddy, as much as you try,
You can't give us what we want!
Because what we want is our Military daddy
To stay home for more than a week.
As much as you want us to have
The life you never did,
It's too late
And you're trying too hard.