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empty arms

No smile no look not even a word
ooh how the time has changed since she was my little girl
I don't know if she knows what it is that caused this riff
but now days have gone by and I'm now asking what if
many told me before this is what happens "you can't always be daddy"
I thought this would be different you know just a misunderstanding
how do you go from Superman to that guy in her way
how do you lose what is the world to you in just days
I know this too shall pass and things will change 
but a dad losing his little girl is a hell of a strain
I now know how my mom felt seen how she so much like me
I can almost see her smile and hear her saying "now do you see"
parenting kids have no idea how hard we have it and how much it hurts
to give it your all for whats best for them and your left hurt
to teach, tell, show, and prepare them for the world and what my come
only to become a despised human being nothing more then a bum
the bond between father and daughter is like no other 
nor is the pain he fills when he,s just father
man is meant to endure, over come doing any thing to keep her from harm
man isn't made for these empty arms. 
  

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  1. Date: 10/13/2010 9:20:00 PM
    A touchy write, i love the ending of this write, enjoyed..P.D.

  1. Date: 10/5/2010 2:25:00 PM
    honestly written with much pain - i have walked down your path, give her the space she needs, God willing, she will come back. you did your best, now give her a chance to grow. good luck and happy trails, fellow traveler. thank you, chuck

  1. Date: 10/5/2010 11:17:00 AM
    A pleasure to read your poetry today Michael. I wish you the best in your endeavors whatever they may be. Love, Carol