Treasure Island

Scott Austin


For the love of daughter
That I cherish as a father
The daughter I prayed to God for
Those many years ago
My heart is sad and lonely
In this place that I call home
We have experienced some good times
We have gone through some bad times too

For the love of a daughter
The girl I always wanted
The daughter that I love so
The one who filled my life with joy
The one that filled my heart with pride
The one who has no way of knowing
The tears that I have shed
I can only wonder what I have done
That has turned her heart so cold

For the love of a daughter
There will be forgiveness
As precious as she is
To this Father’s heart
I can only love her
As much as I can

Submitted: Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Edited: Friday, September 17, 2010

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  • Federico del Corazón (12/28/2011 2:14:00 PM)

    For the love of a daughter… wish we had all the perfect answers… best of luck and when she does return, hold on to her and tell her how special she is. As a father of two, I also wrote a “Daughter” poem too. (Report) Reply

  • Noha El3wdy (5/24/2009 1:11:00 AM)

    For the love of a daughter
    There will be forgiveness
    As precious as she is
    To this Father’s heart

    thanks beyond your imagination, thats absolutly what all girls need to hear.
    we do love our fathers, we do need freedom, and we need our boyfriends too.
    so dont let us go, help us to have all (Report) Reply

  • Nangula Immanuel (4/6/2009 6:40:00 PM)

    Thank you so much! I was reading that and it was as if my dad was saying those things to me(he died when i was really young) .you have no idea how much it means to hear those words.thank you so much! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Ivor Hogg (12/24/2008 3:28:00 PM)

    You do your best to prepare them for independence so why complain if you succedd (Report) Reply

  • Vaibhav Shah (3/13/2008 10:52:00 AM)

    its a heart touching poem.i hope she will definitely come to sincere wishes are with you. (Report) Reply

  • Seema Chowdhury (3/13/2008 12:09:00 AM)

    hi Roger, first of all i would like to say thanks for sending your encouraging comments. i read your poem DAUGHTER. i know how precious they are as i'm a mother of 2 myself. don't worry she will come back to you as soon as she will realize how much you love her. i can read the pain and reget in these lines. don't lose hope.take care,
    seema (Report) Reply

  • V F (1/23/2008 3:42:00 AM)

    Surely she will know the true worth of her dad's love so pure and she will be back.. (Report) Reply

  • Alison Cassidy (1/3/2008 4:09:00 PM)

    Scott, I hear the despair in your words and the pain of your estrangement, but your last couplet speaks the sad truth:

    'I can only love her
    As much as she will allow me.'

    Time is a great healer. Never give up hope. love, Allie xxxxxxxxxxx (Report) Reply

  • Stacey-leigh Olner (11/30/2007 3:25:00 AM)

    lovely poem, just wish every dad cared and loved their child as much as you do.nice to read,
    lov stacey XxX (Report) Reply

  • Barbara Haskell (11/26/2007 12:57:00 PM)

    Scott, I can sympathize. I went through so much hell with my daughter. All you can do is love them and hope they will return to the fold. Thank God, mine did, but it took a long time! Hang in there and God bless you. (Report) Reply

  • Raul Castelan (6/7/2007 12:05:00 AM)

    Now, that is what a father feels towards his love ones. You have really put the true identity of what a parent does no matter the consequences. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Gale (10/5/2006 6:37:00 AM)

    Very loving and tender, you should frame this so she can have it for all her friends to see what a loving father see has. (Report) Reply

  • Aashish Ameya (9/20/2006 2:22:00 AM)

    Scott u got great thought and a great thought also..hope all parents are agree with you... (Report) Reply

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