Daddy's Gone

Day in and day out I pretend

that when you left it was the end

of hurt feelings and your lies

Wipe the pain from my eyes


You never were my Daddy

You didn't even try to be

No matter how old I get

Your words and deeds I can't forget


There were always things that were

more important, like drinking, for sure

So I thought the pain of you wouldn't last

When you moved away and became my past


Though my future is full of positivity,

I can't help but look back and ask what's wrong with me

Everything that dad said is so, so wrong

My love, my life, proves that I am strong.



  • tepo

    Back with a vengeance Christina
    Looked back with you
    And felt your strength
    Delighted to see a write from you

    • Christina8

      Thank you so much Stevie!! Your comment was uplifting, thank you. After spring break, I will sit down and write some more.

    • Goldfinch60

      Welcome back Christina, your strength flows through your wonderfully emotive words.

      • Christina8

        Thanks so much GF! I really appreciate your kind words!

      • ANGELA & BRIAN

        Oooooooo CHRISTINA : Nuestra Hermana Cara : Tu Hermana ANGELA aqui ! Thanks for your elegant Poem (rhyming couplets) with a very brave message ! It is sad because PAPAs should be a big PLUS in our LIVES. Brian & I have lovely PAPAs : Brians Dad loves me like a Daughter and My PAPA loves BRAIN like a SON !
        Some of your phrases made me cry "You never were my Daddy" "There were always things that were more important (THAN ME)" and the PAIN : has not gone away. I love the positivity in your final stanza :
        My future s full of positivity
        My LOVE : My LIFE proves that I am strong !
        You are a VERY SPECIAL FRIEND to both of us and BRAIN cant wait to be a DAD : God Willing in 2021 ! Lovely to have a special CHRISTINA8 Poem !
        Blessings Abundant to You & Your Family
        Abrazos y Besos y Amor : A & B 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡

        • Christina8

          Thank you Angela for that wonderful and positive message. So wonderful that you have great dads. I am sure also that Brian will be a great dad someday! I really do appreciate your uplifting words---will sit and write more after spring break. Blessings also to you and yours!

        • Poetic Dan

          Wow thank you for opening up your beautiful healing heart for us to see.

          • Christina8

            I really appreciate not only your very kind words but also saving it as a favorite. Thanks again!!

          • Maxine Smith

            Such strength in this write hun, really moving and is beautifully written.

            • Christina8

              Thank you so much Maxine, it is appreciated more than you know.

            • Laura


              There’s nothing wrong with you! As you said, your “future is full of positivity”! Proceed with that conviction! Your love, your life, is proof that you’re strong!
              I wish you and your family all the best!


            • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷😸

              Aw sad . Dads are human and thus imperfect. You wrote and expressed awesomely here. Kudos for the rhyming as well.

              Plz comment my newest poem too, nice to read from u again.

            • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷😸

              Aw sad . Dads are human and thus imperfect. You wrote and expressed awesomely here. Kudos for the rhyming as well.

              Plz comment my newest poem too, nice to read from u again.

            • John Prophet


              • Christina8

                Oh well, I forgive (but I don't forget!) Thanks for reading!--Christina

              • Neville

                some people when they are gone, and for whatever reason gone, leave larger than expected holes in the lives of would be loved ones..... this is a tender, yet anguished poem well writ.... Neville

                • Christina8

                  Thank you so much Neville! I appreciate your insight into my poem. Forgiven, yet not forgotten! Thanks again friend--Christina

                  • Neville

                    you are most welcome..

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