What is a Father?

November 22, 2011
By Alicia Estrada BRONZE, Thornton, Colorado
Alicia Estrada BRONZE, Thornton, Colorado
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What is a father?
A man who sticks around,
Or a man who walks out
On his daughter?
What is a father?

I wonder if you will ever return.
I lay in my bed every night,
Thinking if I will ever receive a call from you.
Do I not ever cross your mind?

Why do you hate me?
I wish you would love me.
I wish I could see you or…
Hear your voice.
I wish you would have never walked away!

I miss you!
I miss you calling me “mija”
Or telling me “Te quiero mucho Ali”
What happened to all that? Did you not mean it?

Any man can be a father.
But it takes a special man
To raise one... and never give up!
So why did you give up on me dad?
Did you really not care?

I am sorry…
I am sorry I said things I didn’t mean.
I am sorry I didn’t stop you from walking away
But… if you really loved me and cared you would have
Never walked away. I love you dad!

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