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Why Daddy?

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MEGAN
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since 08-16-99
Posts 17
Cottonwood, Ca United States


0 posted 08-16-99 03:32 AM       View Profile for MEGAN   Email MEGAN   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MEGAN

Why Daddy?
I look in your eyes,
seeing red haziness all over.
I want to come to you and ask:
Don't you love me enough to stop?
There's something that holds me back.
Maybe it's my conscience, knowing that,
deep-down inside, I know the real truth:
You love it more than me.
Don't I make you proud?
I try to do my best for you,
but i guess it't not good enough.
When I was little, I used to think:
My daddy, oh how i love him.
As i grow older, i see less and less of the man who i thought i knew.
People change, but did you have to change, Daddy?
Times were great when i was little.
We used to laugh and hold hands,
but now you laugh and I cry.
You may not know this, Daddy,
but when you are outside,
doing who knows what,
I lie in my bed thinking,
Why are you doing this to our family?
Tears roll down my cheek,
showing me that, I'm losing you even more.
You say you love me, is that true?
If so, why can't you stop?
Love is suppose to get us through hard times,
but if the love isn't there, what is?
I see the hurt and pain you are putting Mom through.
You fight constantly, blaming her.
You and i both know that's not true.
Brother goes on about his way.
With your yelling and put-downs,
no wonder he's never home.
Daddy, can't you see what you're doing to me?
I used to be Daddy's little girl.
Now I am not so sure who my daddy is anymore.
I just want things like they used to be.
Is it too much to ask you to go a day with you being staight?
Or is that just another wish or dream of mine?
Can't you see what is is doing to you?
You're not the same everyday.
It's like you're two different people.
You're happy one minute, and next,
You seem like you want to kill.
Day after day,
each little thing you do,
affects me in some little way.
The memories you make with me,
whether good or bad,
will stay with me forever.
Do you want your grandkids knowing you like this?
So the next time i come to you,
and see the red haziness,
what should i do?
Should i act like everything is fine, or
make a big deal and risk losing you even more?
I guess i should take one day at a time,
like i do now.
You have no idea what you are putting me through.
You won't have enough till you're gone and away forever.
And I ask you one last time,
Why Daddy?
You don't have to say anything,
the red haziness in your eyes tells me everything i need to know..
You love it more than you love me.
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Sue
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since 08-04-99
Posts 407
France


1 posted 08-16-99 05:10 AM       View Profile for Sue   Email Sue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sue

It is so sad that this poem is true for such a lot of people. Very powerful, very true.
WhtDove
Member Rara Avis
since 07-22-99
Posts 9561
Illinois


2 posted 08-16-99 10:04 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

yes, this is sad. Have you thought about giving him this poem? My dear I have been in this situation, though not with my father.
Sometimes it takes losing those they love, something that is dear to them before they realize they need to change. But that needs to come from within them. Pray for him, never under estimate the power of prayer.
Maybe family intervention would be an idea.
poohbear
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since 08-02-99
Posts 42
piedmont,sc


3 posted 08-16-99 10:11 AM       View Profile for poohbear   Email poohbear   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poohbear

very touching, chocked me up
why do so many of us have to be disappointed by those welove is it cause we set them to high a goal toachieve??? love him and just be there for him, but love should be strong
MEGAN
Junior Member
since 08-16-99
Posts 17
Cottonwood, Ca United States


4 posted 08-16-99 06:43 PM       View Profile for MEGAN   Email MEGAN   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MEGAN

Thank you for all those that replied to my poem... Yes, I have given him that poem, but at that time i did, all he did was set on the table and left.. but things are going much better now, He is not perfect as in any means, no one is, but he is trying to change and i respect him for that..
Delores Hall
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since 07-16-99
Posts 358
USA


5 posted 08-16-99 06:46 PM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

Very sad poem.I'm sorry if you are experenicing this.
Carolina Girl
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since 08-14-99
Posts 65


6 posted 08-16-99 06:51 PM       View Profile for Carolina Girl   Email Carolina Girl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Carolina Girl

Megan, I copied your poem. Hope you don't mind. You spoke straight from my mouth. Someone in my life (not my father) needs to read what it does to those that love them...and sometimes by hearing it from someone else that's gone through it...makes them realize that it's not just them that's having a hard time with it. Thank you!! Beautifully written!
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