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Daddy, why did you go away,
Don't you know I wanted you to stay!

Daddy, when you left mom,
Don't you know you left me too.
Now all I do is cry and cry
--- I want to die!

Daddy, mommy say's it's better this way,
What does she know!
There's not enough band-aids to cover up the blues
Mom's kisses can't heal this kind of pain.

Daddy, I look around 
No one stands in your garage
Daddy, You took every tool
Except the hammer and sitting stool
Daddy, I still miss you 
--- I love you. 

Dear Daddy, I'm all grown up now
Haven't seen you since I was 10

Daddy, I sit on your favorite chair,
No longer do I miss the way you caressed my hair.
Daddy, I'm taking the old hammer and this BRAND NEW saw,
It's time to patch all the holes mom punched in the wall 
*The day you walked out on us*
Daddy, don't worry about the times I tripped and fell
Mom, found someone to fix  the loose boards,
Got tired of scraping my knees 

Daddy, I finally realized I'm okay,
I agree with mom, it's better this way.


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  1. Date: 4/15/2014 11:03:00 AM

    Great poem. Children suffer in as many ways as there are children affected. Then they grow up adapting, but with one leg always a little shorter than the other. You expressed it so well.

  1. Date: 4/9/2014 5:39:00 AM

    this poem makes everyone to feel about every such child! Wishes Saba!

  1. Date: 4/3/2014 10:02:00 AM

    I love the transformation in perspective from child to adult...that's just one of the reasons this poem is sooooo great!

  1. Date: 3/22/2014 8:17:00 AM

    Hi, my dearest sis & BFF! Morning sweet hugs to u & every1 there. I'm stopping by once again to say TYSM for your lovely msgs/comments on my short poem. I'm so so glad to hear from u. Tysm for enjoying it. I just tried our dear friend Andrea's contest . I've been here @ soup since 5pm to finish judging my contest. I hope you'll join my next one if you've time my dearest sis. TYSM. Ok, i'll be signing off now. I'll b back soon Sending u many hugs! Hope you've a great day! lovem4evrLeo

  1. Date: 3/14/2014 1:49:00 AM

    awesome. ... a nice lovely winning poem. *SKAT*

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 8:39:00 PM

    Whoa.. I have such a soft spot for kids and it this poem is about you I just can't get over it. A thousand times I'm sorry.. So powerfully presented PD

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 4:36:00 PM

    PD, congratulations on your powerful first place win in Leonora's contest. Hugs and love Gail

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 12:34:00 PM

    beautiful work straight from the heart, PD... i feel with you!.. sweet congrats on your high win!.. huggs

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 11:36:00 AM

    Written as though he were your own loss. I am glad you have your daddy. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 11:02:00 AM

    I remember reading this sad poem of yours Linda, I am happy to see that it made first place. Congrats my friend.....Hugs.....Roger

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 10:44:00 AM

    I remeber this poem, PD... and i loved it since the day that i read it!! ..Congratulations on your win!!! ^__^

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 10:42:00 AM

    Very touching...emotional. Good thing time heals and understanding becomes clearer the older we get. Congrats on your win. // paul

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 8:53:00 AM

    Sad but beautiful. Thanks for sharing

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 6:24:00 AM

    Wow, Linda. This poem really got to me - had a lump in my throat at that final rhyming couplet!! Just beautiful - congratulations!! :) :)

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 5:37:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win...I could feel your pain as I read your poem...It was beautifully written... :~)

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 4:55:00 AM

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

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 3:14:00 AM

    Congratulations my dearest sis and BFF. I'm so glad to read once again this great daddy's poem of yours. Thank you so much for your full support! Biggest hugs and kisses! Love lots forever, Leonora

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 2:21:00 AM

    Beautifully written Poet Destroyer A and congratulations on win.. Verlena

  1. Date: 1/10/2014 1:21:00 PM

    Very good one Linda.. Check "Blessed" on my list too.. It is a bit near.. xx Sameh

  1. Date: 11/28/2013 4:04:00 PM

    This was just beautiful! It's easy for all of us who grew up without parents to understand, but you have made it universal.

  1. Date: 11/27/2013 1:26:00 AM

    Dear Linda, Thank you so much for your kind visit and wishes. I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving . I have no idea how it is celebrated over there and I have never heard of it here too, though. I am sorry I dont have much time for soup these days, although i take a quick peep quite often.., thank you once again, Take care, God bless..:) Jag

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 7:13:00 PM

    Wow, very touching poem, i can feel your hurt & struggle for closure. Very well done. -Mazz

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 7:37:00 AM

    A very touching write PD. Missing Daddy at any stage of life is always a blow especially for the children. Parents do get separated due to their own pros and cons but the worst sufferers are the children. The left over tools of your father gives the symbolic pain you must have suffered and you have very beautifully projected that pain in this beautiful write PD. I have posted the concluding part of Mulberry tree and hope you would find it interesting. Love and best wishes...Ravindra K Kapoor

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 5:05:00 PM

    this really slapped the heart good. the transition between young and mature mixed with the resolution at the made this gripping read. top quality poem here. peace:)

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 3:33:00 PM

    Oh Linda..this wounded my heart with such sweet sorrow..very touching lines.. ~Shirley

  1. Date: 11/3/2013 6:26:00 AM

    Hi Linda - I haven't been on Poetry Soup that much lately, but I just wanted to thank you for your kind words of encouragement about my poem that was featured last week. Your poem says so much. I liked that you wrote it in the voice of a young girl, and that she comes to the realization that her mother was right all along. If people could just move past emotional pain quicker ( and that is extremely hard to do), more positive could be accomplished in this world. Thanks again, Gail

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 6:10:00 AM

    Hi, my dearest sis! Sending you right away lovely morning hugs! Hope you're doing well now. Have you already celebrated Halloween/ Todos Los Santos there? Hope you did have a great fun/ celebration! And, hope you've a great day with your love ones today! I'm enjoying this very lovely and excellent poem of yours once again as I'm remembering my dad these days. Thank you sooo much!! Hugs, hugs! lovem4evr,Leo

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 7:38:00 PM

    You touched my heart dear Linda so beautiful ..!

  1. Date: 10/27/2013 5:40:00 PM

    A heart rending but beautifully written poem, Linda. xo

  1. Date: 10/27/2013 10:58:00 AM

    Such a well written and touching piece. A lesson for all Fathers.