I have to go.

by BlueDreams   Sep 22, 2007


Her tears did freely flow
As I told her I have to go
She continued to cry
As she spluttered out "Why?"
Whilst I calmly explained
I was asked, " Is it me? Am I to be blamed?"

Reassuring her that she is one I could never shun
My reasons had nothing to do with anything that she had done
My move, many times has it been delayed
If things had of worked out different, I would be able to stay
She gave me a hug, wet cheek resting upon mine

Granted we will be many miles apart
We will still be as one in the heart
At first the distance between us will be strange
Remember, you are my daughter, that will never change
In the background played a song on a cassette
It is one neither of us will forget

I first heard it on the wonderful morn
As I was told my daughter was born
It is called "A little ray of sunshine"
Forever will it be hers and mine
I can still see the tears glistening in her eyes
I can still hear her disdained cries

Although I know I am right with what I have to do
My heart is still broken, torn in two
My love for her is stronger than bricks and mortar
She is my babe, my one and only daughter
Her tears did freely flow
As I told her I have to go.

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  • 9 years ago

    by babyPB

    This is sad, yet inspiring.
    a father's love to her beloved daughter.
    thats sweet. <33
    5/5

  • 10 years ago

    by Ingrid de Klerck

    Wow...I think you are a great dad!
    Beautiful poem too.

    Take care,

    5/5 Ingrid

  • 10 years ago

    by dora

    Aww what a sad and touching story.. great job on this one xx

  • 10 years ago

    by summernights

    Absolutley amazing. I had goose bumps. So full of emotion.. I do hope you get to see your daughter again

  • 10 years ago

    by Deana

    Beautiful! No amount of distance can alter a bond this strong,I hope you find a way to stay close and be together as much as possible, a great tribute to her.