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Cry & Cry & Cry.....(written for my dad)

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0 posted 10-08-1999 12:09 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Head down & in my hands, I bow this way in disgrace...
Tears well up & begin to stream - wet lines left on my face.
Fallen tears leave cold cheeks as the air cools their path -
I just need to slip into - a nice warm bubble bath.

Have you ever sat on a cold floor - banging your head against the wall ?
To the world you're strong & independent - at home you feel so small...
Tucked away behind 4 walls, so that no one see's your pain -
Everything you try to do - seems to happen all in vain.

You sit & bang your head, as you cry & cry & cry -
Why can't you just spread wings so you can fly & fly & fly ?
Fly off to find the peace - and the joy that you once had...
Fly off to spend some time alone, & maybe find your dad...
Sit down with him & ask him how come everything is wrong -
Take his hand & walk with him, together sing a song -
Like you used to do in church, when you were just a little girl...
Time has passed you by so fast - when did all of this unfurl ?

I'd give anything to spend the day, just me with "my old man"...(dad)
I'd thank him for the love he gave, I'd hold his calloused hand - -
I'd tell him I'm so proud of him - the way he's lived his life...
The way he always stood so tall, through bitterness and strife.
No matter how bad things did seem, he always had a smile...
And everytime I needed him, he'd go that extra mile.
He's the only one I know, who loves ME for who I am -
He cherishes me through & through - and always gives a damn.
He raised me to be strong, & to believe that I can fly -
So why is it that every night, I cry & cry & cry?
Dad, I know that you're not here, to fix everything that's wrong...
But please just say a prayer for me - so I can be real strong.

*** Written for my father, because he is the light that I follow when I get lost...he is my beacon in the storm. Thank you dad for loving who I am....I am proud to be your daughter, for I am who you are.

With all my love, Genny

I beckon you to come...I lure you with my tongue... - poet FemmeFatale

[This message has been edited by poetFemmeFatale (edited 10-08-1999).]
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1 posted 10-08-1999 12:32 AM       View Profile for Lynn   Email Lynn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lynn

pFF....As I read your poem chill bumps ran all down my body. That was so sad. I too thank my dad for always being there for me, and showing me love when no one else does. No matter what he is always in my thoughts and prayers. I coud never thank him enough for all he has given to me....I loved your poem.


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2 posted 10-08-1999 12:36 AM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Pff, that is beautiful. I wish I had that kind of relationship with my dad.

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How charged with punishments the scroll;
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I am the captain of my soul.
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3 posted 10-08-1999 01:01 AM       View Profile for Morrigan   Email Morrigan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Morrigan

I like. Very well done. I wish I could depend on my father
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4 posted 10-08-1999 01:20 AM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Beautiful piece pFF. I know just how you feel and I go one step further, I love my husband, but he'll never be as wonderful as my Dad. Thanks for the reminder of the best man in my life.

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5 posted 10-08-1999 03:14 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

I can't speak for you father but I think any father would be proud to have you for a daughter. I know there is much you are going through in your life right now...the strength and determination you face your life with has been an inspiration to me. Sometimes the weight of the world seems to overwhelm us all and all we can do is cry. I am there for you in any wasy possible, and I know your father is too. Keep your eyes on tomorrow, my love, may your tears become your joy.

Michael Anderson

When God puts a tear in your eye,
He puts a rainbow in your heart.

[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 10-08-1999).]
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6 posted 10-08-1999 07:35 AM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

Beautiful and moving tribute.Your Father must be so proud!

Set you heart free and your mind will follow.

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7 posted 10-08-1999 07:40 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

I think is was "Lynn" that said "chill bumps?"..Yep..this gave me chill bumps also....Very very well done!!!
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8 posted 10-08-1999 07:56 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Magnificent tribute, PFF... Very well done!
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9 posted 10-08-1999 08:09 AM       View Profile for Kitty**   Email Kitty**   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Kitty**'s Home Page   View IP for Kitty**

This was beautiful. There is no bond like between Father and Daughter! I feel the
same way about my Dad. Will post the one I wrote for mine later. I love reading your poetry.

I'm glad I posted mine first or I would have not gotten any responses..LOL..
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10 posted 10-08-1999 09:05 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg


Thank you for posting this poem. It reveals a part of you that makes you even more human and real. I wish my past mistakes had not caused so much pain with my daughters. But the wheel turns, and life is its track. No matter the course, we can never go back.
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11 posted 10-08-1999 09:09 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

A wonderful poem and a recognition of the real hero's in our life. A man and or a wife or both that can spend a life time taking care and loving their children are the real hero's of this world. It is something I knew long ago. There are no absolutes but good patents are absolutely wonderful. *L*
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12 posted 10-08-1999 09:56 AM       View Profile for Pufalove   Email Pufalove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pufalove

Femme, I've read many of your poems. You always manage to touch my soul. I have known the depth of despair in the 4 walls, and blessed are those that have the opportunity to have or have had a loving father. Bless you and thank you for this read. Nicely done!

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13 posted 10-08-1999 10:15 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I want to say thank you to everyone who replied - - I was telling Michael last night, that I started writing this to be prose, and had no idea I'd even mention my father in it...More than 1/2 the poem ended up being about him. He truly does know me as the "strangly beautiful" person I am inside, (his words) I am an odd bird, but sincerely love my father for lifting me high up to show me off to the world !! (as his little girl) He always tried to give me so much self-esteem as a child, and thanks to him, I've been strong enough to survive some really tough times, like I'm going through now. Everyone here in the forum has been my "father" of late, for I can't be with him, (geography) but all you guys have been lifting me up in his place. I'm sure he'd be grateful to you all !!! I love each and every one of you - - thank you for the "lift" !!! ***** curtsies

I beckon you to come...I lure you with my tongue... - poet FemmeFatale

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14 posted 10-08-1999 12:20 PM       View Profile for Starith   Email Starith   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Starith

This was a beautiful tribute to your father Femme. I understand how you feel...I have often sat inside my room and cried my eyes out (behind closed and locked door of course) on the outside I always seem strong and I seem to know whats going on...but inside...sometimes I just lose my way. You've said this perfectly!


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15 posted 10-08-1999 02:23 PM       View Profile for miriam   Email miriam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miriam

Where are my manners?? here i go and email you all my problems without asking you about yours. I am so sorry sweetie! You know my email address and I am more than willing to help you in any way possible. Until then all I could do is pray for you.

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16 posted 10-08-1999 03:06 PM       View Profile for Blue Eyed Wanderer   Email Blue Eyed Wanderer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blue Eyed Wanderer

Thanks for sharing this great piece. When reading this, I too, got goosebumps. This is my dream. To have my real father there for me, and care for me. Even though I know that never has and never will happen in real life, this poem made that dream seem so much more real.
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17 posted 10-08-1999 03:59 PM       View Profile for JennyLee   Email JennyLee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JennyLee

Femme this is very beautiful...a true tribute.
Hail and well done.

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18 posted 10-08-1999 04:05 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very lovely tribute to your wonderful Dad!

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19 posted 10-08-1999 08:58 PM       View Profile for Richard 33   Email Richard 33   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Richard 33


This by far is one of your best!!! I am
reading, with tears running down my
cheeks. You are indeed lucky to have a
Dad like yours!!! My own father, and I
were never close, my parents were
divorced when I was 8 months old, he
never was a part of my, or my brother,s
life either one. When I found out my
girlfriend was pregnant with my son,
on the day I was going to call him, to
tell him, he was going to be a grandpap,
he died of a heart attack, he missed
knowing about his only grandchild by
8 hours. you are so lucky, I am so happy
for you, that you have a father, that loves
you, for the way you are, and you are
right, there are alot of people here that care about you, and love you for who
you are!!! SMILING AT YA!!!!!............
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20 posted 10-11-1999 09:00 AM       View Profile for Tammy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tammy

A very glowing tribute to your dad.... Keep him as close to you as seemingly possible...
For I lost my "best friend" will be 12 years this coming Jan. I was 7 months pregnant with his 1st grandchild.... I like to think that he just couldn't wait to meet her and that they spent those last 3 months together
in heaven... He gave my daughter his smile, laugh, and his eyes... I miss him dearly with every day that passes... But I know that he is still with me, to make the hard times not so hard....
Thank you for posting this poem, for you not only described your father but mine as well..
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21 posted 10-23-1999 01:14 AM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

Your Dad says he's not sure what to say. He is very touched by the words and says it's great to have a daughter like you. We'll make sure they get on the internet soon enough. Cya Sis

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22 posted 10-23-1999 02:22 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Thanks Robert for letting my dad look over your shoulder and see this here on the Internet. I'm glad he's there visiting with you guys! I wish I would have known they were stopping by there, I would have made sure I was online !! Anyway, I'm trying to talk them into "hooking up"...I know dad would love this as much as we do!

*** Welcome again to my new Brother !!!! LOL
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