Daddy's Gone

September 17, 2010
By , Portland, OR
I woke up one morning
And nothing would ever be the same
I couldn’t hear his voice
Like I did every other day.
He wasn’t kind
And loving
Like he used to be.
Someone had taken him away
And replaced him with an alien
Someone who I never knew
And had no intention of knowing.
This man who walked through the door that morning
He wasn’t my dad.
He could never replace the love from which I had known
Simply because he wasn’t my dad.
He looked like his twin
And he sounded the same
But his heart was different
And one which no one knew.
I miss him.
I miss my dad.
Now all I know is this man
Telling me over and over again that
My daddy's gone,
Far, far away.





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Aislind said...
Sept. 29, 2010 at 10:06 am
It makes me sad to think that you don't know who your dad has become. at first I didnt get this poem at all, I asked my teacher to explain. After she did , I understood what the author is saying. I wouldn't know how it feels to have a dad that doesnt act like he loves you. Some people change for the worst and we never know why. I am so sorry.
 
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