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