Daddy's Girl MAG

November 17, 2008
By Tobian Thompson, Manassas, VA

Last night i dreamt i saw your face
I saw you smile at me
i thought i heard you say hello
but i knew that couldn’t be
You said you loved me
but i didn’t believe
so i turned to walk away
but as i walked
in the mirror beside me
you kindly asked me to stay
somehow i knew you were sad
i could tell
i saw your despair
in every tear that fell
you repeated again
in a slow, low tone
you begged and pleaded
for me not to go
i scream because i hear your voice
I’m your flesh and blood
so really had no choice
you never cared enough to call
or find out how i was
to you i was just a memory
crushed, blown away like dust
you turned your back most
you tied your pain below
i cry because I’m just like you
somehow i think you know
you bowed your head
and closed your eyes
and told me you would try
try to be a better dad
forever until you died
i believed in every word you said
at first it made me smile
then i woke up and realized
all your words were lies.

The author's comments:
This is the story of so many girls, even boys! It's unfortunate how common life without both parent in children's lives have become. Even more unfortunate is that this way of life seems managable, even nomal to us...IT'S NOT! Only when we reconginze this do we grow up to be strong, passionate adults who will have children of our own, giving them all the love they REALLY deserve!

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on Sep. 7 2017 at 12:37 pm
Veerangana DIAMOND, New Delhi , Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Grind the grind before the grind grinds you"

I like this. A good try!

on May. 18 2010 at 9:21 pm
LittleRedd SILVER, Wilmington, Delaware
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This really reminds me of my relationship with my dad.

on Jul. 30 2009 at 9:23 pm
Sydney_UNICEF GOLD, Pensacola, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people"

That's deep. So many children (and even adults) go through the agony of a neglectful parent. It's something that always sticks with you. Very vice relations to the audience. Keep up the good work.

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on Jul. 12 2009 at 4:46 am
This is deep i love poetry when it bout families. I do feel for the people who grow up in single parent family homes. Im from a both parent family home and still feel these pains because there this man who i call dad but has never stepped up to be a dad. Your lucky your dad realized he was not ready to be dad so he would not be holding you back with falsee hopes.

on Jul. 10 2009 at 5:26 pm
MichelleLee SILVER, Rockford, Illinois
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This is so good. it gave me goosebumps! I know completely understand it and i agree that people shouldn't make it seem so normal. Its really just sad.


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