How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #7 Archive
 Where's Daddy?
 1 2 3 4 5
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Where's Daddy?

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Tara Simms
Senior Member
since 08-12-99
Posts 1285
Honea Path, SC USA


0 posted 05-19-2000 01:48 AM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms




Whereís Daddy?

How can you break his heart again?
How much hurt will you bestow?
I wish I could erase the pain
That heís too young to know.

A child shouldnít hurt this way,
Feel his dadís rejection.
If a motherís love is so strong,
Why canít I protect him?

If only you could see his eyes
When he sees that youíre not there
Maybe then youíd understand
How much he needs you to care.

He always scans the crowd
When the spotlight shines on him
He smiles when he sees me,
But the light in his eyes is dim.

Heís searching for his daddy,
Whose boy he used to be
Never finding your face,
His gaze then falls to me.

I hate you when I have to watch
A part of our son die
I canít be his everything
No matter how hard I try.

Although I love him with all my heart,
There are limits to what I can do.
Those times when he needs a fatherís love,
Thatís when he needs you.

© Copyright 2000 Tara Simms - All Rights Reserved
Angelwings
Member
since 08-27-99
Posts 229
IL, USA


1 posted 05-19-2000 01:53 AM       View Profile for Angelwings   Email Angelwings   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Angelwings

WOW!
   You capture all of the emotions of every child that misses their fathers love.  Thank you for posting this poem tonight i needed it.  Every child needs their father and I'm sorry that this child can't have his.  What a wonderful expression of work this poem is thank you.
Tara Simms
Senior Member
since 08-12-99
Posts 1285
Honea Path, SC USA


2 posted 05-19-2000 02:14 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

Angelwings, if you were in need of this type of poem tonight, then I'm glad you found it. I wrote this as a Father's Day gift to my exhusband a few hours ago.  Our oldest son graduated from Kindergarten yesterday and he missed it.  He has yet to attend a T-ball game (it's our sons first year playing).  Every time Philip gets on base, he looks for me, to make sure I'm there watching.  Then he blows me kisses.  It kills me to see that look in his eyes, the panic on his face when he can't find me.
Marge Tindal
Deputy Moderator 5 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Empyrean
since 11-06-1999
Posts 43042
Florida's Foreverly Shores


3 posted 05-19-2000 07:29 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Tara~
Such a poignant piece.
Your little guy will always remember
the 'angel' face that cheers him on.
Keep it smiling so he carries it in his heart.  
Count what he's got and what you've got ...
that's what really matters most.

*HUGS*
~*Marge*~





 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

Janet Marie
Member Laureate
since 01-22-2000
Posts 18986


4 posted 05-19-2000 10:41 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Tara,
excellent writing...
heartbreaking emotions
yes...give it to him...
maybe it will
open his  eyes and his heart
good luck
take care, jm
Tara Simms
Senior Member
since 08-12-99
Posts 1285
Honea Path, SC USA


5 posted 05-19-2000 07:01 PM       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

Janet Marie, thank you.  More than likely my ex will fail to see the message in this poem.

 It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley


Tara Simms will be notified of replies
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #7 >> Where's Daddy? Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors