My missing girl

by Darren   Jul 9, 2014


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I haven't forgotten you,
even though you never made it
everyday I still wonder
what you would have added to my life.

A blow to the stomach crucified my dreams
I was told it wasn't to be but......
this was not your doing
fate is never that cruel.

It is said you visit me,
you warn me about dangers
I know you try and fix my mind
but these thoughts only muddy my imagination.

I believe it is possible to be proud,
of a daughter who didn't make it,
I can be proud of who you could have been
each regret a knife to my heart.

My girl, you don't need to be angry
your face may be missing from family albums
your name erased from greeting cards,
but I will never stop whispering your existence.

I have your memories tattooed onto my soul.

(dedicated to my missing daughter, she was lost to us through
a blow to my wife's stomach, She would be a difficult teen now,
I would take that right now, compared to the pain of losing her.)

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  • 4 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    A sad piece that touched my heart deeply. The gift of a daughter is priceless. I know it so well having one. The first stanza broke me, asking what she could have added into your life. I know there are what-ifs but everything still happens for a reason. Blessings.

  • 1 year ago

    by Em

    Darren, this is such a sad piece.

    Beautifully written full of emotion from the depths of the soul. The loss of a child is great.

    I'm sorry you had to go through this and still do each day.

    Em

    • 1 year ago

      by Darren

      Thanks again Em

  • 1 year ago

    by Milly Hayward

    A beautiful poem really touched my heart

    • 1 year ago

      by Darren

      Thanks Milly

  • 3 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    Judging Comment:

    This poem nailed me from the start. Having been
    through a situation like this, the pain of loss floods
    my memory again. I also like the sentiments shared
    by a father for his daughter and that makes the
    poem more alive and touching. The ending line in
    this poem, "I have your memories tattooed onto my
    soul." goes to show that no matter how many years
    go by that particular loss will never depart from a
    parents heart. Giving a point for such a poem makes
    me feel uncomfortable because loss cannot be labeled judged or prized.

  • 3 years ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Very sorry this is late but it truly touches me you could share this. I am deeply sorry for your loss and can't imagine losing someone in the family. She will be in your hearts forever I'm sure. And through this poem her memory, and your joy as a father, lives on.

    Beautiful beyond words, Darren. Congratulations on the front page win.

    • 3 years ago

      by Darren

      Thanks MA appreciate your kind words

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