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.
2 years ago
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.
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.