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Daddy, why did you go away,
Don't you know I wanted you to stay!

Daddy, when you left mom,
Don't you know you left me too.
Now all I do is cry and cry
--- I want to die!

Daddy, mommy say's it's better this way,
What does she know!
There's not enough band-aids to cover up the blues
Mom's kisses can't heal this kind of pain.

Daddy, I look around 
No one stands in your garage
Daddy, You took every tool
Except the hammer and sitting stool
Daddy, I still miss you 
--- I love you. 

Dear Daddy, I'm all grown up now
Haven't seen you since I was 10

Daddy, I sit on your favorite chair,
No longer do I miss the way you caressed my hair.
Daddy, I'm taking the old hammer and this BRAND NEW saw,
It's time to patch all the holes mom punched in the wall 
*The day you walked out on us*
Daddy, don't worry about the times I tripped and fell
Mom, found someone to fix  the loose boards,
Got tired of scraping my knees 

Daddy, I finally realized I'm okay,
I agree with mom, it's better this way.


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  1. Date: 2/10/2015 8:15:00 PM
    Wow...raw, introspective (for me) this one stays in my hed rattlin' 'round...jmg

  1. Date: 2/4/2015 9:09:00 AM
    This is a sad yet triumphant piece, demonstrating the resilience of the human spirit. If this is your personal experience I am so sorry for the loss of such an important relationship.

  1. Date: 8/2/2014 9:21:00 AM
    A very inspirational poem, so well written very powerful

  1. Date: 7/16/2014 9:35:00 PM
    welp. I must admit, I read this for all the wrong dirty reasons....LoL. AND, tho it wasn't about what I was hoping, it turned out being frikkin riveting and better than my perverted hopes and wishes! NOW, Whip up some uh dat New stuff for my selfish ass!

  1. Date: 6/15/2014 1:22:00 PM
    HELLO FRIEND! i like this poem.its well written.

  1. Date: 6/4/2014 4:16:00 PM
    The hardest part of not knowing is the not knowing. Whatever happens it build you into the person that you are, I've regretted how my parents handle their lives, then realizing it was their issues not mine, I am sorry to hear your broken home, but I hope your heart is stronger and no longer broken, hugs

  1. Date: 5/9/2014 5:35:00 PM
    Great poem, one that reveals the hurt and pain innocent children suffer when parents part. Been there myself only daughter stayed with me refusing to live with her Mom. So sad our daughter had to choose but yes it was better that way! ADDED TO MY FAV...Because it touches my heart too.

  1. Date: 4/24/2014 2:17:00 PM
    I love it, strong poem

  1. Date: 4/15/2014 11:03:00 AM
    Great poem. Children suffer in as many ways as there are children affected. Then they grow up adapting, but with one leg always a little shorter than the other. You expressed it so well.

  1. Date: 4/9/2014 5:39:00 AM
    this poem makes everyone to feel about every such child! Wishes Saba!

  1. Date: 4/3/2014 10:02:00 AM
    I love the transformation in perspective from child to adult...that's just one of the reasons this poem is sooooo great!

  1. Date: 3/22/2014 8:17:00 AM
    Hi, my dearest sis & BFF! Morning sweet hugs to u & every1 there. I'm stopping by once again to say TYSM for your lovely msgs/comments on my short poem. I'm so so glad to hear from u. Tysm for enjoying it. I just tried our dear friend Andrea's contest . I've been here @ soup since 5pm to finish judging my contest. I hope you'll join my next one if you've time my dearest sis. TYSM. Ok, i'll be signing off now. I'll b back soon Sending u many hugs! Hope you've a great day! lovem4evrLeo

  1. Date: 3/14/2014 1:49:00 AM
    awesome. ... a nice lovely winning poem. *SKAT*

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 8:39:00 PM
    Whoa.. I have such a soft spot for kids and it this poem is about you I just can't get over it. A thousand times I'm sorry.. So powerfully presented PD

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 12:34:00 PM
    beautiful work straight from the heart, PD... i feel with you!.. sweet congrats on your high win!.. huggs

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 11:36:00 AM
    Written as though he were your own loss. I am glad you have your daddy. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 11:02:00 AM
    I remember reading this sad poem of yours Linda, I am happy to see that it made first place. Congrats my friend.....Hugs.....Roger

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 10:44:00 AM
    I remeber this poem, PD... and i loved it since the day that i read it!! ..Congratulations on your win!!! ^__^

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 10:42:00 AM
    Very touching...emotional. Good thing time heals and understanding becomes clearer the older we get. Congrats on your win. // paul

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 8:53:00 AM
    Sad but beautiful. Thanks for sharing