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Daddy's Fear Is My Regret

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Daddy's Fear Is My Regret

My excitement was at an all-time peak
since Daddy was coming to meet me.
I was so enthralled I could barely speak.
I wondered how he would greet me.

Would he still call me his little girl
even though I was all grown?
That would give me such a thrill
though him I'd barely known.

Mom died when I was just five
and all the family was scattered.
Finding my loved ones well and alive;
for years that's all that mattered.

I found one sibling then another.
This made me very happy.
I had a sister and a brother
but I still wanted my pappy!

Finally I found him or he found me.
We set up a meeting date.
I was there an hour early.
Seemed Dad was running late.

For the longest time I waited there
but he was a no-show.
Turns out his fears he couldn't bear.
So my daddy I'd never know.

He begged forgiveness when he called later.
I never did see him again.
I forgave him 'cos I'm not a hater.
But this caused me so much pain.


This a true story for Kim Morrison's contest 

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  1. Date: 6/29/2013 5:38:00 PM
    VERY MEANINGFUL AND EMOTIONAL WRITE ENJOYED IT.

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 12:51:00 PM
    A touching but sad write. Congrats and thanks for submitting! Kim

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 11:40:00 AM
    And so very sad it is. I can see that little five year old searching for her family. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 9:26:00 AM
    There is only One who can comfort you in this situation..... and I am certain you are in touch with Him.... Love ya dearly.... Congrats on your win..... Jake

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 12:07:00 AM
    Oh Deb I m so sorry, hope you are still in contact with your sister and brother ...Seren