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Daddy. Father. Stranger.

January 15, 2012
By chloena_garrett GOLD, Colorado City, Texas
chloena_garrett GOLD, Colorado City, Texas
19 articles 13 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.


Remember my first word?
No you don't
because you weren't there.
Remember my first steps?
No you don't
because you werent there.
Remember my first haircut?
No you don't
because you weren't there.
Remember when I first called
you "daddy"?
I was nine years old.
That was the first,
and last, time.
Remember when I first
kissed your cheek and said
I loved you?
I guess it was
too much for you to take,
because you aren't in my life.
You never really wanted me did you?
You never even loved me.
"I really want to be a good
father to this child", you said.
"I really want to be
in her life", you said.
Well, sure you
did, daddy. Father. Stranger,
Where were you when
I needed you?
When I cried tears
that only you could
wipe away?
Where were you?
On my tenth birthday,
Lulu died.
That was the first
time you held me.
You held my hand and
we cried together.
I felt so close to you.
Then it all crumbled away
as you slowly faded
to a nothingness inside of me.
I never even met you
until I was nine...
That's not right.
Nothing's ever right
if it has to do
with you, daddy. Father. Stranger.


The author's comments:
This is about my relationship with my biological father...

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XCBVIA GOLD said...
on Sep. 13 2013 at 8:59 pm
XCBVIA GOLD, Delaware, Ohio
14 articles 1 photo 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
NGU. Never give up.

Look, it's JD6671, LOL I spelled the numbers wrong on one of your other works, anyways, ima type out this other book i'm writing, what i've got done so far, and um, well it might take a while to get approval. Reply to me soon! Now that I'm back on I can't wait to hear from you!

on May. 8 2013 at 10:40 am
chloena_garrett GOLD, Colorado City, Texas
19 articles 13 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

thank you (:

Songbirdz said...
on May. 6 2012 at 9:38 pm
Songbirdz, Arcadia, California
0 articles 2 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When life gives you lemons, you take them and make grape juice, and people will wonder how you did that."

--Anonymous

Beautiful, beautiful poem! 

on Mar. 8 2012 at 8:56 am
chloena_garrett GOLD, Colorado City, Texas
19 articles 13 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

thanks doll! lol :D

on Mar. 8 2012 at 8:55 am
chloena_garrett GOLD, Colorado City, Texas
19 articles 13 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

Thank you i appreciate the feedback :D

on Mar. 8 2012 at 8:55 am
chloena_garrett GOLD, Colorado City, Texas
19 articles 13 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

LOL well love your comments and I CANNOT wait to read your stuff. tell me when you post it and everything. I so dont think ur shamelessly plugging. :D

XCBVIA GOLD said...
on Mar. 2 2012 at 12:31 pm
XCBVIA GOLD, Delaware, Ohio
14 articles 1 photo 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
NGU. Never give up.

Hey chloe it's me again. Sorry i havent checked out this, i havent had access to a computer for a while. I'll have access tomorrow and the day after that probably. As for the poem, i love it! Sorry it's a short comment this time. I'm just not sure i'll have allot of time on the computer. Oh, and to answer your question, here in the next week or so i'll be posting some new work. Remember how i write books? well, i started writing a new one about a week ago and it's by far the shortest one EVER. But it's part of a series, and the series is part of a series set. Anyways, keep an eye out for it, and i absolutely love the peom!

on Feb. 26 2012 at 7:54 pm
That made me cry, it's truly gorgeous :)

on Feb. 19 2012 at 11:13 am
never_know_me, Ruskin, Florida
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This was amazing. I love how you managed to capture raw emotion so concisely and accurately. I know this is going to sound like I'm shamelessly plugging my own work, but you might like an article on love I wrote. Seeming selfishness aside, really fantastic job, and goodluck with everything.

on Feb. 19 2012 at 8:39 am
babyrex4 SILVER, Buffalo, New York
5 articles 6 photos 191 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"You may only be someone in the world, but to someone else, you may be the world.\"

Author Unknown

This is such a cute but very sad poem. It would have been a million times better if you added more description and imagery, but this poem is still perfect as it is :). Keep writing!

on Feb. 6 2012 at 8:42 am
chloena_garrett GOLD, Colorado City, Texas
19 articles 13 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

thank you :D i just poured my heart out onto the page.

on Feb. 6 2012 at 8:41 am
chloena_garrett GOLD, Colorado City, Texas
19 articles 13 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

Thanks im glad you can relate. deadbeat dads suck.

on Feb. 6 2012 at 7:54 am
Supernova7 GOLD, Redford, Texas
16 articles 6 photos 394 comments

Favorite Quote:
Let me cry my tears let me live in sorrow as long as you promise to be with me tomorrow
By Me:)

It was a beautiful poem. I loved how much emotion you put into it. Great job:)

on Feb. 5 2012 at 11:31 pm
NeverBroken BRONZE, Chesterfield, Virginia
2 articles 9 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
You have no idea what it's like being me, therefore you have no right to judge me

I can relate to this, my father was never there and I had always longed to meet him and I used to cry because I didnt even know him, I met mine though when I was 15, I'm 16 now. Anyways I really loved this, it has true meaning to it and i like that, great job!

on Feb. 5 2012 at 6:47 pm
chloena_garrett GOLD, Colorado City, Texas
19 articles 13 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

thank you i get it now.

.king. SILVER said...
on Feb. 5 2012 at 6:50 am
.king. SILVER, Yeux Bien Tres Bien, Other
9 articles 4 photos 573 comments

Favorite Quote:
( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)

If it's not true, someone told me & quot is the HTML version of " but some how switched around to the HTML version when your poem was approved...if that wasn't clear enough.

on Feb. 4 2012 at 2:09 pm
chloena_garrett GOLD, Colorado City, Texas
19 articles 13 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

Thank you so much. I'd love to check out your story. :D

tealbird said...
on Feb. 4 2012 at 1:58 pm
This had a lot of emotion...I loved it, even though it was sad. It was a very moving piece, though. I found this after you posted it on the chat room, I was wondering if you could read my short story "In My Wake" and read/rate/comment on it. I would really appreciate it!

on Feb. 4 2012 at 1:35 pm
chloena_garrett GOLD, Colorado City, Texas
19 articles 13 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

thank you :D its just about my relationship with my biological father.

C.K.Snow said...
on Feb. 4 2012 at 1:17 pm
Wow. This poem is really sad, but very good. You put a lot of emotion into this piece and you portrayed it well. Keep up the good work!


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