Daddy. Father. Stranger.

January 15, 2012
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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.

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Songbirdz said...
May 6, 2012 at 9:38 pm
Beautiful, beautiful poem! 
chloe_garrett replied...
May 8, 2013 at 10:40 am
thank you (:
misskingraven said...
Feb. 26, 2012 at 7:54 pm
That made me cry, it's truly gorgeous :)
JD6671 replied...
Mar. 2, 2012 at 12:31 pm
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. B... (more »)
chloe_garrett replied...
Mar. 8, 2012 at 8:55 am
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 replied...
Sept. 13, 2013 at 8:59 pm
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!
never_know_me said...
Feb. 19, 2012 at 11:13 am
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.
chloe_garrett replied...
Mar. 8, 2012 at 8:55 am
Thank you i appreciate the feedback :D
babyrex4 said...
Feb. 19, 2012 at 8:39 am
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!
chloe_garrett replied...
Mar. 8, 2012 at 8:56 am
thanks doll! lol :D
Supernova7 said...
Feb. 6, 2012 at 7:54 am
It was a beautiful poem. I loved how much emotion you put into it. Great job:)
chloe_garrett replied...
Feb. 6, 2012 at 8:42 am
thank you :D i just poured my heart out onto the page.
NeverBroken said...
Feb. 5, 2012 at 11:31 pm
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!
chloe_garrett replied...
Feb. 6, 2012 at 8:41 am
Thanks im glad you can relate. deadbeat dads suck.
tealbird said...
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!
chloe_garrett replied...
Feb. 4, 2012 at 2:09 pm
Thank you so much. I'd love to check out your story. :D
C.K.Snow said...
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!
chloe_garrett replied...
Feb. 4, 2012 at 1:35 pm
thank you :D its just about my relationship with my biological father.
Aaka131 said...
Feb. 4, 2012 at 12:39 pm
This is very full of emotion and is sad but also a great poem I really liked it. Keep up the good work!:)
chloe_garrett replied...
Feb. 4, 2012 at 1:05 pm
thank you :D
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