My Tribute to my Father

August 1, 2012
By abbygabbyv SILVER, Springfield, Massachusetts
abbygabbyv SILVER, Springfield, Massachusetts
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If you were to die
I don't know if I would even cry,
because I haven't seen you or
I haven't seen enough of you.
I go to bed dreaming of a better life
where I'm in paradise,
with you and mom.
Your marriage drifted apart
and you moved away,
2,000 miles gone from where my past was.
Each and everyday I live
there isn't a second I don't think about you.
You're my father and I want to see you more,
Not only do I want but I NEED to see you more.
You're my father by blood
And the one I will always love
Even though you've gone away
2,000 miles from your past,
Your once beloved home.
Each day I don't see you
My heart crumbles more and more.
The 2 or so months I do get to see you,
I want it to be the most special time.
It seems like I don't live up to your standards,
I'm overweight
Inside all the time,
I'm just trying my best to be your perfect daughter.
But why am I even trying?
Because you haven't been the most perfect father,
You've missed every single,
Soccer Game
Track Meet,
But you get to see one thing,
Me turn another age.
I wish I could share that with both you and mom,
But I don't.
And now that I'm 16
I can't stand not seeing you,
And each and everyday I don't see you I die a little more inside.

The author's comments:
I'm sick of not being able to see my father but, that's his fault for moving away. But, this poem was just inspired by my true feelings and they just poured out of me and the first thing I did was reach for pen and paper.

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