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No Hugs From Daddy

There were no hugs from daddy Cause daddy wasn’t there No strong compassionate hands To wipe my tears with care. He was a drinking man That just couldn’t stop And mommy was his target When his temper got too hot. Moments spent with daddy Were few and far between He left after the divorce And became a stranger rarely seen. He hardly ever called Just to say hi No cards or gifts Had he ever thought to buy. Who and where’s your daddy My friends would always ask But the pain they couldn’t see Was hidden behind a mask. There were no hugs from daddy Cause daddy wasn’t there But no hate do I harbor It’s only pity I can spare. This was written from the view of my three children--using their comments, questions, and emotions as my inspiration.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2008

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Date: 8/3/2009 12:47:00 PM
Deborah, i am captivated in your poetry - i don't recall reading so many poems before where i was engrossed in every one>>James
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Date: 10/13/2008 6:10:00 AM
So sorry to read. Heartbreaking. Thank goodness they have a strong, loving mother in you. Warmest wishes. Love, Shar
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