Please explain Dad

by Em   May 23, 2016


Ever laid in bed a while thinking what went wrong,
cried just to get rid of your aching heart though not for long?
I'm sick of second guessing why you keep me at arms length,
I wish I could stop visiting you and regain all of my strength

It's difficult when you push me away Dad as I know not why,
but pops no matter what you do I'll try and try and try.
I'll try to be your daughter, the one you'll miss each day.
I'll try to make you proud of me come what may.

Surely you can't still blame me for all of your mistakes.
I really wish this part of life was just another outtake
but dad it's not and it tears me apart
that you find it so easy to push me from your heart.

Copyright: Em

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  • I really liked the emotion you channelled to your audience here. It feels like it is a scene in some sort of a play; I could picture it. A very engaging and moving piece. :)

  • 1 year ago

    by Golden AnGel Rhapsodist

    Congrats for the win

    • 1 year ago

      by Em

      Thanks

  • 1 year ago

    by Kips

    That's quite touching! A heartfelt request. If this is your story, I hope your dad gets to read this piece, someday, if he haven't yet.

    • 1 year ago

      by Em

      Thanks kips

  • 1 year ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Its always hard when parents don't seem to care. As usual a wonderful poem able to reach all age groups and backgrounds rich with emotion Milly x

    • 1 year ago

      by Em

      Thanks Milly

  • 1 year ago

    by SnowdropsFall

    I've re-read this poem a few times as it captures how I feel. My dad died two years ago- he kept everyone at arms length, messed up massively and I miss him so much. Great write xxx

    • 1 year ago

      by Em

      Thanks you and I'm sorry you were in the same situation

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