Father to Daughter

October 6, 2009
I think its time I told you
the story of life.
Life aint a walk in the park.

It's like an endless wood.
Thick and far.
Peaks of light, then utter darkness.
things fallin' hard
and soft.
Roots trip you,
thorns bite at you,
you fall down
and bleed.

But baby you gotta keep goin'.
dont run, walk, slowly,
watch where your goin'.
No old ladies are gonna
promise you a candy house,
bread crumbs aint gonna help you
find your way.

I aint gonna be here forever
and I cant heal all your
wounds. I'm not gonna be able to
guide you through. But baby I will try,
I'll be cheerin' for you till the very end.
I'll push you forward.

Don't give up, darlin'!
Its just the beginning.
These woods are difficult to see through;
no paths to follow.
You gotta make your own path.
Because I know
life aint a walk in the park.

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kiwi12 said...
Dec. 29, 2009 at 1:03 pm
i like this very much.
you should look at my poem thats daughter to father.
totalbookworm96 said...
Nov. 10, 2009 at 6:02 pm
Great job!! You did this very well...the accent-y thing (darlin', ect) made me feel like someone was really talking to me and trying to help me out. The flow is very nice and and very realistic....Amazing!
Hey Thanks! said...
Nov. 10, 2009 at 6:00 pm
This was beautifully written and very lyrical. It's ironic - i had a really bad day and haven't been feeling all that great about myself, and then i find this poem and it just made me feel so much better.....so thanks so much for being such a great writer!
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