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Daddy Nearest

You have a good heart, yes
But am I just on the outline?
An outline of sarcastic jokes that are misconstrued as stern
You can’t get out the room fast enough when I succumb to sadness
and you wonder why I don’t talk you
but you never talk to me.
You are my father
but are you my dad?

I never wanted your approval
But you made me feel as if I needed it
It’s like we’re at a dead end, 
never moving forward.

Her  child is your prized possession
you’d never hold me like a trophy because
I’m not gold
I’m not shiny
I’m not looked at like I’m a million Rand.

I put my effort in
Now the balls on your court
I’m not asking to be your trophy
I’m not asking to be gold
I’m not asking to be shiny

I am your daughter
That’s all I’m saying.

Copyright © Erin Nash

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  1. Date: 12/24/2011 2:01:00 AM
    Welcome to this site, Erin. I'm sure you will like it here.

  1. Date: 12/16/2011 7:45:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poetry this morning Erin. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I am going to see if I can write something for a couple contests this weekend. Hope you find the inspiration to do the same. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours. Love, Carol

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    Date: 12/18/2011 12:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Carol, thats very sweet... festive greetings from South Africa:D xx