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Mike Pickering
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since 09-03-99
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Redlands, CA, USA


0 posted 09-04-99 02:03 AM       View Profile for Mike Pickering   Email Mike Pickering   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike Pickering

I could touch you,
I could love you,
But you were never there.

I could talk to you,
I could laugh with you,
But you were never there.

I could yell at you,
I could scream at you,
But you were never there.

I couldn’t trust you,
I couldn’t believe you,
Because you were never there.

I couldn’t confide in you,
I couldn’t live with you,
Because you were never there.

I couldn’t look up to you,
I couldn’t admire you,
Because you were never there.

You couldn’t give up your life style,
So you were never there for me,
If you don’t give it up just for awhile,
I will end up hating you for all eternity,
If you’re willing to make amends,
Please, Dad, come talk to me.

© Copyright 1999 Mike Pickering - All Rights Reserved
hoot_owl_rn
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since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


1 posted 09-04-99 08:38 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

This brought tears to my eyes. I know my son has felt the same about his father, what a sad situation to be in. If it is any consulation, one day he will realize his mistake.

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Sue
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2 posted 09-04-99 01:11 PM       View Profile for Sue   Email Sue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sue

I thought this was very powerfully written - you can feel the frustration and the longing.
Denise
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3 posted 09-04-99 06:49 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Mike, what a heart wrenching poem. This was very well done.

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Pepper
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since 08-19-99
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4 posted 09-04-99 07:34 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

oh my, how sad....maybe you could show this to your dad.......very well written

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Saxoness
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5 posted 09-04-99 07:51 PM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

Yes, any unwilling separation from a parent is hard. I feel for the person in the poem.

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"Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot


 
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