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Hope, Daddy

Just in time, God took you by the hand
On your last feet and barely able to stand
Reached out to you on Christmas last year,
And helped you to fight back with what you had to fear.

Down and out, all out of hope you lay there so helplessly
My poor father, my friend, your sweet life came close to an end.
You gathered yourself, as respectable as ever
You put on a brave face and you said the word never
Never again will you have another drink
Never again will you carelessly think
Never again will you put yourself through hell
And so you began, to begin to be well 

A change so drastic, lonely and hard
With the guilt in your heart from all the ones you have scarred
You went through the horrors time and time again
Trying your hardest, in so much pain
Your own heart had ached, as well as everyone who cared
For your precious life, we were all scared

We did not want to leave you on your own
But we knew it was the first stepping stone
To make you see
Just how much better that you could be
I’m more proud of you than you could ever know
Forever in my heart you will goldenly glow.

Copyright © Amanda Kelly

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  1. Date: 8/7/2015 7:10:00 AM
    Beautiful tribute to your father...

  1. Date: 1/21/2014 4:16:00 PM
    I like the positive ending, and message throughout the poem.. <3 Love ~SKAT~

    Kelly Avatar Amanda Kelly
    Date: 2/1/2014 11:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank u very much! :D