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DADDY'S GIRL

Bob. He is passive. He is not aggressive in any way, shape, or form whatsoever when out in public. When he gets home all the slights of the day coalesce into a critical mass and detonate vaporizing his namesake. Little Bobby Junior. He doesn't cry anymore. He has learned to survive stoically but Bobby is away at the hospital. My name is Celia, I am his little sister, and I bawl like a baby when I am the one. That is why I am hiding. Am I under the bed? No Daddy keep searching. Look in the closet. Ha! Fooled you again. Wherever could I be? Now, Daddy, you shouldn't look downstairs. Wait! Daddy, don't look in the kitchen. NO! DADDY. Don't open the Pantry. Oh Pooh! Daddy found Me. Now it is my turn. I hide my eyes and count. the blows One, Two, Three, Four Please, Daddy, can I have some more? Five, Six, Seven, Eight Watch Daddy, I can bear my fate. Nine and Ten See Daddy No tears. I WIN!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 8/16/2013 7:57:00 PM
Roy, must have been hard to write this story . It made me sad. Your poem although a exploration of the dark side was an expression well defined poetically. Good work. Allan
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Date: 8/17/2013 5:19:00 AM
Thank you Allan. It was a germ that evolved and grew into what it is. I did not start out knowing how it would end.
Date: 8/8/2013 5:55:00 AM
I became that little girl who hid from her daddy while reading this...What a poem...Congrats - Tim
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Date: 8/9/2013 7:42:00 PM
Thank you.
Date: 8/7/2013 6:38:00 PM
Yes, I'm with Richard we were right there with her [but I would have BIT him!]Congrad's on your win. Light & Love
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Date: 8/9/2013 7:42:00 PM
Thank you.
Date: 8/5/2013 7:37:00 PM
This really disturbed me, fantastic job! Thanks for entering my contest.
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Date: 8/5/2013 9:08:00 PM
Thank you. I enjoyed being a part.
Date: 8/5/2013 5:17:00 PM
Unfortunately happens all too often....two faces...congratulations on the win and thanks for writing about a difficult subject matter
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Date: 8/5/2013 9:08:00 PM
Thank you.
Date: 8/5/2013 9:49:00 AM
Roy a write full of hurt and grief yet excellent congrats on your win Shadow x smiles
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Roy Batts
Date: 8/5/2013 9:08:00 PM
Thank you.
Date: 8/5/2013 9:49:00 AM
love it Roy- Congratulations!!! ~SKAT~
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Roy Batts
Date: 8/5/2013 9:09:00 PM
Thanks.
Date: 8/5/2013 9:01:00 AM
Roy, it's deep and it cuts..... Congratulations in Richard's "Girl Rising." contest.... always *LINDA
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Roy Batts
Date: 8/5/2013 9:09:00 PM
Thank you.
Date: 7/30/2013 11:47:00 PM
Wow Roy,That hit me hard. One I shall remember for sure. It has made me a little upset, so, great writing.
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Roy Batts
Date: 7/31/2013 5:48:00 AM
Thank you for reading. I don't know how to write about such things without making them upsetting.