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I wake up to an unfamiliar surrounding
Your absence has changed everything
“You're not here daddy, you're out of sight”
“You’re not here daddy and nothing’s right”
I long to hear the sound of your voice
I'm stuck with a photo of you and no choice

I lye awake in the middle of the night
It's a nightmare struggling through this plight
I need a lullaby, a kiss goodnight
The happy memories I try to fight
Suddenly I smell your presence
And my happiness is immense
But this blissful feeling is ripped away
Today is just like every other day
As I realise it’s only your crisp white shirt I’m holding tight
A tear trickled down my cheek as I whispered “Goodnight”

Life without you continued this way
The pain eventually faded away
For years you were far from my touch
Your absence was not felt much
You left me as a child broken
I was grief-stricken with words unspoken
I don’t know who I am without you
I’m incomplete “daddy”, if only you knew
This empty void has been with me too long
When you came back into my life after so long
Having to carry on felt wrong
I won’t let you make me unhappy
Because you’re no longer my “daddy”

I continued to strive for happiness
On my pursuit of ending this emptiness
Unknowingly I searched for fatherly qualities in other men
I look back to see how reckless I was then
To them, I grew so emotionally attached
And this feeling I never wanted to dispatch
A father figure is what I was seeking
Without you there’s something missing
I’m constantly feeling inadequate even to this day
Love, Care & Support was all you had to pay
But you never bothered to be near
Not having you in my life caused me to veer
I find myself veering; I’m lost




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MarieAntoinette2012 said...
Aug. 31, 2012 at 10:05 am:
Your poem mirrors exactly what I'm going through and it brought me to tears. I'm someone's brave enough to write what I'm to afraid to.
 
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Nessa13This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Aug. 23, 2012 at 9:23 am:
OML!! I loved this poem!!! It was amazing!!!!!!!!!! Please keep writting , you are an amazing writer!!   Ps...please check out some of my stuff!!!!
 
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TMarie42 said...
Jun. 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm:
I can very easily relate to this, having lost a "dad" and a "step dad" myself. Very great poem. It spoke to me.
 
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aboutMEThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jun. 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm:
i absulutly love this poem i mean u hav true talent and i admire that continue 2 expresse ur feelingns in this positive way i love it n thank u 4 making us a part of ur pain and life.
 
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pianokeysevie said...
May 5, 2012 at 9:14 am:
mine too please!! its titled Without You.. i did it anonymously nut would still appreciate the feedback:)
 
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illusions said...
Mar. 22, 2012 at 2:47 pm:
i luv this poam! can u check out my poam come out? its about a little girl who doesnt have a dad too.
 
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Brittany316 said...
Feb. 7, 2012 at 6:57 pm:
This was wow...there's no wrds 4 this poem ..
 
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Sammy817 said...
Jan. 31, 2012 at 3:22 pm:
Amazing!!! i know where your coming from with the pain and anger.
 
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Amber4141610 said...
Jan. 16, 2012 at 8:49 am:
Amazing. I felt your pain and I am sure that you are, just like your writing, an amazing person.
 
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xximjustmexx said...
Dec. 3, 2011 at 6:46 pm:
i can relate to this so much....
 
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Heart-Of-The-Wolf17 said...
Nov. 11, 2011 at 2:05 pm:
This is so amazing! I have never had a father in my life so I can't relate because I have nothing to miss, but if I could rate this 10 stars, I would.
 
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Tigger13 said...
Nov. 11, 2011 at 12:55 pm:
OH MY!!!! I feel this way!!! I miss my dad soooo much!!! That is wonderful!!!
 
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shy girl writter said...
Oct. 20, 2011 at 2:58 pm:
oh and i like your poem its great write more your very talented..!
 
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shy girl writter said...
Oct. 20, 2011 at 2:56 pm:
wow it makes me miss my daddy too alot i wish he was here i never knew him but i only have old photos of him and i heard he had liver and lung problems from drinking alot but i hope i get to meet him one day..
 
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Missunderstood_Is_All said...
Oct. 20, 2011 at 11:47 am:
this brought tears to my eyes because i know exactly how this feels and its worded so beautifully keep  writeing its amazing!
 
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CalliashiThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Sept. 28, 2011 at 10:13 pm:

Awesome, AWESOME, AWESOME!!!!!!!

Amazing!!!!!

5/5 stars!

 
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Simplyy_Jai said...
Sept. 28, 2011 at 2:34 pm:
I can Relate To your poem Because Iv'e Lost my Dad And it Hurt Me So much .
 
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Danealle said...
Sept. 6, 2011 at 4:21 pm:

I can connect to not having dad. I LOVE the way this is written. It doesn't seem forced and the way its phrased makes you feel melonchaly. 

Read my story "Even Though" and tell me what you think. If you wrote this then I know you'll like my story. :)

 
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dancestar said...
Aug. 16, 2011 at 8:19 am:
that was beautiful!!! amazing...the rhymes were not forced at all and tht was jst amazing! i seriously wish i cld write like you, keep writing! and plz check  out some of my poems like "Girl Next Door" Thanks!
 
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Zara said...
Jul. 31, 2011 at 12:29 pm:
This is simply AMAZING! WOW!
 
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