Absent Promise Essay

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RobinsonTerelle RobinsonMs. DuckworthEnglish 101May 5, 2014Absent Promise"What makes you a man is not the ability to make a child, it's the courage to raise one,"---Barack ObamaThat one light bulb seemed to emit just enough light to illuminate the dry and lifeless walls of the room I rested in. Nothing remained in the room but the mattress I laid on and an overwhelming amount of trash scattered about. My eyes burst open, unable to hold back the excitement that flowed through my entire body. Even though it was night time, the first thought that came across my mind, was to get up and to see what everybody else was doing. Wearing nothing but a pamper, I leap off of the mattress making a loud thump on the floor like a gymnast who had just stuck her landing. I bolted toward the entrance of the door and went on the search for the rest of my family. As I move around my little raggedy apartment looking, I can't manage to find anyone but my father, an unknown figure to me. He's not unknown to me because I like being in my mother's presence better, but because he was never really involved in my life, only popping in and out periodically throughout my two years with him. Come to find out my mom and brothers had left somewhere, nonetheless my stomach roared like a pride of lions, so I asked my father for something to eat and he replied "right after I go dump the trash…stay right here I'll be back." I watched my father unhook the rusty gold deadbolt lock and slam the door behind him. Not a second pasted for me to scurry over to the only window in the living room and I grabbed a chair so I could see when my father would dump the trash, since I could spot out the trash cans from the window. The cool summer air brushed up against my face as I waited for my father. In my mind it seemed to take an hour for him to get downstairs, but he finally appeared. What a sign of relief for me, but I noticed another guy near the trash cans that my father had a brief conversation with and I might have been young, but something was exchanged between them...just not sure what. Awaiting my father's arrival, I became extremely frustrated and scared. Tears of confusion and distress overcame me when he didn't return and I couldn't stop pacing back in forth, I even tried to open the door knowing I wasn't big enough. I screamed for anyone to come and rescue me, but nobody came back, causing me to pass out from hunger and exhaustion. That was the last and only memory I have of my father and he let me down. By not being raised by my father, my chances automatically increased for having depression, abusing drugs, getting divorced and being incarcerated, but out of all those obstacles I built great resilience to overcome the odds.In ones sense, the feeling of depression is derived from having an absent father in the child's life. This state of mind is very negative oriented and can induce unhealthy emotions that stimulate from internal frustration. However, on some levels...

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