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.
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.
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.