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JANNA
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since 06-18-99
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arlington, tx usa


0 posted 06-25-99 09:48 PM       View Profile for JANNA   Email JANNA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JANNA



Dad, I've always wanted to do what's right by you,
Be that woman you have always wanted me to be.
But I sit here as I often do these days,
And wonder why I try to please you.

Let's be straight here, just this one time.
I need to say exactly what's on my mind.
You hurt me so much leaving us like you did.
I remember that night; God I was just a litle kid.

I know what you did had nothing to do with me,
But Lord how I've suffered so badly.

Your cheating didn't just end your marriage
It has created a very insecure person...
ME.

Because you left Mom, I'm afraid my husband will leave me.
Do the same things so disrespectfully.

I hate the untrusting person I have become,
Because of the awful things you have done.

I know you can't go back and change your evil deeds,
But I just thought you should know how your decisions have affected me.
© Copyright 1999 JANNA - All Rights Reserved
Gilian
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since 06-19-99
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1 posted 06-25-99 11:01 PM       View Profile for Gilian   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gilian

WOW! This is very moving. It is a mirror image of my dad's and my relationship.
Balladeer
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since 06-05-99
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2 posted 06-25-99 11:07 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Janna, if this is you, you've allowed us to look deeply inside of you. If not, then its a great piece of writing. Thank you.
JANNA
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since 06-18-99
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arlington, tx usa


3 posted 07-02-99 10:01 PM       View Profile for JANNA   Email JANNA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JANNA

Thank both you very much. It means a whole lot to be able to bare my soul and have such wonderful responses in return! Dads can sure make an impact on their little girls can't they?
Poet deVine
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4 posted 07-02-99 10:17 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

This is a very sad, beautiful poem. Even when we grow up, we still feel the pain of our child self. Wonderful poem!
JANNA
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since 06-18-99
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arlington, tx usa


5 posted 07-02-99 10:24 PM       View Profile for JANNA   Email JANNA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JANNA

Thank you Poet deVine, your comments are greatly appreciated. I often wonder if parents know how they affect their kids lives...but how we love them despite!
elvira
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since 07-06-99
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6 posted 07-15-99 03:09 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

sounds like we had the same sort of father...look at "Childhood Memories" if you like...hope you are still posting more?

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Tribute to M.J. ... My One and Only ... Childhood Memories ... your countenance ... hoarse whispers ... serving wench ... stolen hours ... devotion ... Master

Dragon
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since 07-14-99
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Highmount,NY ,USA


7 posted 07-15-99 03:37 AM       View Profile for Dragon   Email Dragon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dragon

I feel for you,the pain you've carried through the years.Trust is a diffucult thing to give and get.
Nina
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memphis,tn usa


8 posted 07-15-99 02:07 PM       View Profile for Nina   Email Nina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nina's Home Page   View IP for Nina

Oh! how this poem brings all the memories of missing things, broken promises, and altered dreams. Thoughts of the father who left me behind and how it's kept me stuck in time. I wish you strength in overcomming the fear and pray your husband for whos heart you hold dear. Will find a way to make you secure.
blueloon
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since 07-07-99
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NY


9 posted 07-15-99 03:07 PM       View Profile for blueloon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for blueloon

I loved every word that was written here. It reminds me so much of how I feel because of my own father the only difference is my mother stayed.
blueloon
jfreak
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since 06-17-99
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Yuma, AZ, USA


10 posted 07-19-99 02:02 AM       View Profile for jfreak   Email jfreak   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jfreak

funny how when you write something so personal you find out it really isn't that "personal". you know? It just goes to show that we aren't all alone out here in this great small world. good poem.

Jfreak
swilke1
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since 07-19-99
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Metamora,IL,USA


11 posted 07-19-99 02:32 AM       View Profile for swilke1   Email swilke1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for swilke1

WOW! this is a moveing peom. I know all the pain to well. I feel the pain so deep and true. My dad left me too.
JANNA
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Posts 53
arlington, tx usa


12 posted 08-10-99 11:35 AM       View Profile for JANNA   Email JANNA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JANNA

Wow, thanks everyone for your responses!! I hadn't read this one in a while and was surprised by the feedback! Thanks again!!
 
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