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Erika Wingo

(April 7,1977 / St. Paul, Minnesota)

Father


When we are face to face,
And I look directly at you,
It's almost like looking at my own
reflection in the mirror
I echo your phrases
I copy your humor
I repeat your gestures
as my own,
Without any intention to do so
I'm so much like you,
I see myself in you,
and you in myself
Created in your image,
Born from your seed
You are my Father,
Yet we are no more than
casual aquaintences...
How ironic

Submitted: Saturday, September 01, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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I wrote this about my Dad obviously. I've always wanted more from him, I want to feel that love that some girls have but all girls need from their Father.

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  • Susan Lacovara (2/26/2014 6:02:00 PM)

    Reminds me of the song lyrics... Fathers be good to your daughters...daughters will live like you do...girls become lovers, who turn into mothers, so Father's be good to your daughters, too... I invite you to read my poem, Photographic Memories, written about my own father. Thanks for the honest sharing. PEACE (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (11/24/2013 7:24:00 AM)

    I was looking for some anecdotes about daddy-daughter loving relationship. It was okay till I reached the last three lines.
    The poem has come from your heart. The feelings are heavy. The last three lines make the readers' heart heavy too.
    This poem should be an eye opener to all the daddies, not to be just an acquaintance to their daughters, but indeed a loving dad! (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (3/6/2013 8:47:00 AM)

    Strange... this is the 2nd Father poem i read today with the same theme...full cathartic release...though very poetic! (Report) Reply

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