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Daddy Dearest

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Daddy Dearest

too much to handle and understand 
so small and wary of his big hand 
hiding small and being scared 
sad and alone and so afraid 
his shouting voice his nasty breath 
fills my head with fear and dread 
where is my Daddy who once held me 
tossed me high and laughed so free 
I need him back to hold my hand 
to show me that he still can 
say everything will be alright 
and tuck me in my bed at night 

contest: Dad

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  1. Date: 3/14/2014 1:44:00 AM

    touching poem, Betty a nice lovely winning poem. *SKAT*

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 10:28:00 PM

    Who's.. That stung like crazy to read to live it I can't imagine. Very sorry!

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 5:26:00 PM

    Oh I am sorry. I hope this is just poetic license. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 12:46:00 PM

    loveable, betty.. congrats on your award!.. huggs

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 5:02:00 AM

    Enjoyed the emotional write and congrats on the fine win, betty

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 2:58:00 AM

    Congratulations my dear friend Betty . Thank you so much for your full support! Biggest hugs! Love lots, Leonora