Treasure Island

Dave Alan Walker

(Pudsey, Leeds)

In Chains


Daddy why do they keep you in chains
Why won't you come home

Their going to send me away
Why do they keep you in chains

Son I killed a man
Cut him down dead
Watched his life float away

Now I got to pay
For what I've done
I hope you will forgive me
I will always love you
But now you must forget me
You've got a new family now

Oh god I miss my boy
God keep him safe
Don't blame him for what I've done
Don't let him turn out like me

Oh god I miss my daddy
Why do they keep him in chains

I'm scared of the dark
I want my daddys hand
God keep him safe

God forgive my sins
Keep my boy safe

God I miss my daddy
Why do they keep him in chains

Daddy come home

God I miss my boy

Son I'm going to miss you
Don't do like I have done

One day you'll have a son
Don't do like I have done

My daddys not coming home

God keep him safe

Submitted: Saturday, August 06, 2011
Edited: Monday, May 14, 2012

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  • F. J. Thomas (7/29/2014 8:14:00 AM)

    Well you certainly know how to squeeze a heart don't you Dave. Goodness this tries to pull the tears out; I could not imagine a life where I am cognizant but without my daughters. A truly heartfelt piece Dave. (Report) Reply

  • Jon Terry (6/17/2012 4:05:00 PM)

    Great Poem,
    The fear of loved ones happiness and welfare spills out of this poem, how can a Father and a Child endure such pain as the panic of the others unknown future without eachother.
    Nothing is more genuine than the love between Child and Parent which you have expressed so well.
    Jon (Report) Reply

  • (De Va) (11/1/2011 3:06:00 PM)

    I love the style you used in this, the angle of both father and son...thx for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Silentpoet Grl (10/25/2011 4:50:00 PM)

    this whole poem had me captivated such great writing. I could really feel the emotion in this poem. wonderful work. (Report) Reply

  • Siya Pande (10/22/2011 2:24:00 AM)

    a very touching work sir. use of simple words and very meaningfully intense (Report) Reply

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