Daddy I Miss You

September 4, 2009
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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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Zara said...
Jul. 31, 2011 at 12:29 pm
This is simply AMAZING! WOW!
elishbah said...
Jul. 24, 2011 at 9:04 am
I really like this!
Malia said...
Jul. 3, 2011 at 4:57 pm
I didn't make the last sentence rhyme to cause an abrupt ending.
Mrzcheekerz said...
Jul. 2, 2011 at 10:01 pm
i loved it... the rhyme sceme was easy to follow without having the poem seem overly childish but the last part left me wanting more... why'd you drop the last rhyme
Malia replied...
Jul. 3, 2011 at 4:59 pm
I didn't make the last sentence rhyme to cause an abrupt ending.
Natasha T. said...
Jul. 2, 2011 at 6:47 am
a beautiful poem...
RanaHewezi1998 said...
Jun. 10, 2011 at 5:54 pm
that was so beautiful i almost cried! im sorry u didn't have a father while growing up :'(
inkflowerKNC said...
Jun. 10, 2011 at 2:29 pm
that was so cute. it makes sense that this poem is #1.
TinMusic said...
May 20, 2011 at 4:36 pm
that is very touching i really brought it to the heart it was like my life story thank you so much for writing this
J.P. said...
May 19, 2011 at 2:37 pm
Keep writing, I love your poems
sabyy said...
May 19, 2011 at 9:03 am
i think that this poem is really good. i know how you feel my dad was never around neither and yes it does hurt sometimes.
DynoChickRAWR said...
Apr. 27, 2011 at 2:45 pm
that would make my friend cry, it did make me cry :'( its good though
Ann314 said...
Apr. 19, 2011 at 10:11 pm
I can relate my Dad's never been around
Myeshia replied...
Apr. 27, 2011 at 9:29 am
just remember hes always gonna be ther in spirit !
WaterGirl23 said...
Apr. 5, 2011 at 12:41 pm
i can not relate to your experience, but i know they feeling of being abandoned. this is beautifully written & i love it. please keep writing :)
CherokeeDoggette said...
Apr. 5, 2011 at 7:40 am

that was to dezzyskittles


CherokeeDoggette said...
Apr. 5, 2011 at 7:39 am

i think you should give him a chance because alot of people dont get to ever meet one of thier parent my friend recently heard something about his dad only to find out he has cancer


dezzyskittles said...
Mar. 14, 2011 at 6:15 pm
My dad left when i was 5. He always said he would come back. Im 14 now and the only thing ive gotten from him was a call. which was a minute long & he only called to let me know he was getting married. My dad had a white shirt that i really loved and i kept it. i cried every night when he left and just 2 days ago he called and asked me if we could start over i said idk. i told him i hated him and never wanted to talk to him again. But even tho he walked out it doesnt matter anymore. i mean i... (more »)
dolphin13 replied...
Mar. 14, 2011 at 8:27 pm
I think you should give him a chance because he realizes he wants to start over. He realizes his relationship with you is not right. It will be hard, but give him a chance.
Lahari replied...
Apr. 5, 2011 at 3:16 pm
He doesn't deserve a chance, he doesn't deserve your love. When a person leaves you when your mother died and barely calls, he's not worth it. 
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