I am not the way I used to be
I am stronger and wiser as you can see;
Remember my words, my father said
As he cradled me up and laid me to bed;
You will someday be a lady with a life of your own
With someone to love you as I have shown;
I will always be here to lend a hand
To help you and guide you when you don't understand;
Somehow I believed his words I'd see
He was not the father he promised to be;
Instead he was a man who did not care
My mother was my father because he was never there;
I often cry myself to sleep
My father's love was not mine to keep;
I miss my father I won't lie
Not a single hug or one last goodbye;
He is now a man free to roam
Not worrying of his family or coming home;
He walked out of my life and never turned my way
Oh, why Daddy, why didn't you stay?


You said you would come back for me
Why you didn't, I just don't know
You said you are here for me
Then why do I feel so alone?
You left me but you didn't care
you broke my heart so many times
I didn't want to let it show
so I kept it bottled up inside
you left me crying every night
I couldn't trust no more
I don't want a loved one to just walk away
like you did before
I was thinking about you yesterday
Do you ever think about me?
everybody would lie for you
Why didn't you come back for me?
You saw the tears run down my cheek
but you just walked away
So I give up my love for you, Dad
That's all I want to say.

To be able to comment and rate this poem, you must be registered. Register here or if you are already registered, login here.