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Daddy Come Home

Daddy's been gone.
Gone for so long.
For him I pray.
He joined the core,
Fighting a war,
Somewhere far away.
He promised me he's return.
When the Hanukkah candles burn.
So, here i wait.
The blessings I recite.
By the candle light.
But its getting late.
Daddy come home, stay with me!
Let me hold your hand, let me sit upon your knee!
I see fear, in mommy's eyes.
Every time she cries, she tries to comfort me.
Its scary here at home.
My mind begins to roam.
"Have i lost you?"
I hear the phone,
And mommy's mournful moan.
"It cant be true"
Daddy come home, stay with me!
Let me hold your hand, Let me sit upon your knee!
I see fear in mommy's eyes.
Everytime she cries, she tries to comfort.
"Where has he gone? How will i carry on?
Tell me what can i say? I need to pray..."
"Lord, please hear my plead, send my daddy home to...--"
Whose that i hear? Call my name!
I run into his arms!
YES, MY DADDY CAME!
Home to me! HE'S ON HIS KNEES!
NOW HE"S HOLDING ME! FOR ALL ETERNITY!
Home at last! Eyes a glow! 
I thought my daddy died. But now i'm not letting go!

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  1. Date: 3/12/2015 2:16:00 PM

    Such a powerful, emotive write.. Your story is beautifully told!
  1. Date: 3/12/2015 6:31:00 AM

    yes..The Lord Almighty gives back everything..just we have to wait.. your poem is an eyeopener for me since I m a father of two. They really wait for me until I reach home. I literally have wept while reading this poem. An daddy-sick poem... I APPEAL EVERY DAD TO BE HOME AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. BECAUSE KIDS ARE WAITING FOR YOU. THEY ARE INNOCENT FLOWERS OF GOD'S GARDEN. BE HOME BEFORE THEY FORGET US..!!
  1. Date: 3/11/2015 5:54:00 PM

    What a wonderful imagery - I had tears in my eyes as I read this - so wonderful there was a happy ending - sadly it doesn't always work out so well:-( Hugs Jan xx 7 xx

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