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The Pain Of A Different Love

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Vball Chickie1624
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since 05-14-2000
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0 posted 07-24-2000 08:20 AM       View Profile for Vball Chickie1624   Email Vball Chickie1624   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Vball Chickie1624's Home Page   View IP for Vball Chickie1624

He left me behind,
Not for the first time,
And probably not for the last.

I'm used to this by now,
Well at least I thought I was,
And I thought I should be.

When you have a special bond like that,
Isn't he supposed to stay?
Isn't he supposed to love you?

He says he loves me,
And he'll be back real soon,
As he goes out the door.

I've heard this before,
It's all a big lie,
But there's nothing I can do.

When a person you love moves across the country,
And never even calls,
What are you supposed to do?

Are you supposed to sit and wait for him?
Or are you supposed to move on,
And forget he ever existed?

How do you tell your father that you've moved on?
That you've found a new dad to love,
That he's no longer needed in your life?

You don't,
Because you can't,
Because it hurts too much.

You live with the pain when you see him,
Because unlike him,
You don't have the heart to break his heart.

So when you say you don't want him in your life,
It is the truth....the painful truth,
But what is one to say...when they want their real father to go away?

- Danielle DuFour -

This is about my real father...he left when I was 3 and never called me until I was about 14 and all of a sudden wanted to come back into my life, but I already have a dad...that I love very much...and I don't have the heart to tell my real father I don't want him in my life.  Thanks for reading guys, be gentle with your comments....thanks!


"Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you
© Copyright 2000 Danielle DuFour - All Rights Reserved
Lovely_Kris
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since 07-11-2000
Posts 178


1 posted 07-24-2000 12:48 PM       View Profile for Lovely_Kris   Email Lovely_Kris   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lovely_Kris

Nice poem. I think you did a great job expressing your feeling. I hope to read more of your poems.

Lovely_Kris
Kit McCallum
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since 04-30-2000
Posts 16920
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2 posted 07-24-2000 01:01 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Oh Danielle ... my heart goes out to you with the difficult words you have written.  This is truly a heart-wrenching situation for you. You sound as if you have a wonderful dad that's raised you these many years, and perhaps he can help you think these feelings through.

Though you may not wish your birth father in your life right now ... perhaps with time, you may grow to create a friendship at a level that you can both appreciate and gain strength from.  I wish you the best Danielle ... take it slow and easy, and try to keep the lines of communication open with everyone.  

Best wishes and prayers for happiness,
/Kit
sherm
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since 07-21-2000
Posts 94
Evansville,IN


3 posted 07-24-2000 05:28 PM       View Profile for sherm   Email sherm   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sherm

great poem   it must be hard for you   i dont know what i would do in that situation   good luck and keep writing
StarPryncess17
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since 05-31-2000
Posts 944
Colorado


4 posted 07-24-2000 11:34 PM       View Profile for StarPryncess17   Email StarPryncess17   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit StarPryncess17's Home Page   View IP for StarPryncess17

Well Danielle, there's only so much one can say to this sort of thing. I'm sorry! I know how you feel, my father gave me up for his girlfriend, but he still wanted me to go over there...I didn't want to. So I used to ignore his calls and dont return his pages. I finally got the guts to tell him that if his girlfriend who put him through SOO much was worth losing me over, then to move on with his life. Your situation is a little different in the fact that your dad wants to be a prt of your life. I know how hard it is for you to be in this position (the heart breaker) but at the same time he already broke your heart. I'll tell you something that I have always heard, just never understood until now. Forgive your father. I know it's hard (you don't even have to tell him or spend time with him like you forgive him) but inside your heart forgive him for the mistakes he's made...otherwise you'll spend years being miserable because you resent your father for doing what he has done. The only place you will find happiness and freedom from the situation is in forgiveness. I forgive my ada for what he has done, I don't spend time with him, or even talk to him, but I do forgive him because he is only human and although he knew his mistakes and still chose her, I still forgive him. I found that if I just forgive him inside for the damage he has done, I'm a much happier person. Just give it some thought ok? Best of Luck...if you ever wanna talk my e-mail address is:StarPryncess17@hotmail.com Love Always~*~Jessica~*~

*~* I wIsH I wAs A
LiTTlE gIrL aGaIn;
SkInNeD kNeEs AnD
bRuIsEd ElBoWs ArE
eAsIeR tO hEaL tHaN a
BrOkEn HeArT!*~*

Vball Chickie1624
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5 posted 07-25-2000 08:04 AM       View Profile for Vball Chickie1624   Email Vball Chickie1624   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Vball Chickie1624's Home Page   View IP for Vball Chickie1624

Thanks for the great replies guys.

Kit:  Thank you for the great advice.  I know that I wrote this poem a little while ago.  I do talk to my father sometimes I just don't see him a lot.  Again, thanks!

Jessica:  Thank you for your kind words!  I will rememeber that you're there if I ever need to talk, and the same goes to you!  Thanks.

Love you all,
Danielle  



It takes a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like them, a day to love them, and a lifetime to forget them.
Dedicated to: MD
Vball Chickie1624
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6 posted 07-25-2000 10:16 PM       View Profile for Vball Chickie1624   Email Vball Chickie1624   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Vball Chickie1624's Home Page   View IP for Vball Chickie1624

I wanted to update you guys that replied and I talked to my real father last night.  I basically told him how I felt and that I would still talk to him but right now I can't face seeing him...he did understand..and I got through all this.  I just wanted to thank you guys again because without you I probably wouldn't have confronted him at all!!

Love you all,
Danielle  

It takes a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like them, a day to love them, and a lifetime to forget them.
Dedicated to: MD
Jacman
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since 06-27-2000
Posts 290
Dwight Il, US


7 posted 07-26-2000 10:41 AM       View Profile for Jacman   Email Jacman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jacman

Danielle, there is not much more to say that Jessica didn't already say.  The only thing I might be able to add is to keep the door open.  You don't have to walk through it, but when your ready so will that path.  Best of luck, and I hope that you will be able to create some sort of relationship.  

Jason
Artic Wind
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8 posted 12-03-2007 09:37 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

Enjoyed

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