Dear Dad

Sun, 12/09/2012 - 15:27 -- fatima

Location

23454
United States
36° 51' 55.1484" N, 76° 3' 2.862" W

Dear Dad
It wasn’t supposed to be this way
I was supposed to hug you one more time
Be able to look at you face so long it was memorized
I should have been able to have your arms wrapped around me
You telling me you love me and I would never hurt
Me believing you and hugging you just a little tighter
Holding your cologne in my nose just a little longer
Remembering what it was like to be a little girl
Protected from the world in the arms of her Daddy
But that is how it should’ve been
That’s not how it is
You’re gone
Forever gone
That gone you can never come back from
Now a piece of my heart is missing
And that piece is you
But should I really hurt so bad?
I never even got to memorize your laugh
Have it echo in my ears
And wrap me in its love
I never got to see your smile
Have it mesmerize me
And compete with the sun
I never got to see you again
Like we had always planned
But from what I’ve heard you were a great man
A man that gave with all his heart
Even if it was to those without the best intentions
Always thinking of others
Never really yourself
And for that I’m thankful
Because I’ half of you
Half of someone oh so great
You just have to be in a better place
Mom says you’re in a better place
But I’m selfish
So I still miss you

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Comments

marie

This is really wonderful, and heartfelt. Nice work

fatima

Thank you, I tried to capture my feelings as much as possible.

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