Treasure Island

CRYSTAL B. SMITH

(April 11 1980 / Frederick, MD)

My Father


Once I did not know him
A little girl wanted nothing more but to be beside him
He kept saying 'he would be there' but did not show

A teenager hated her father, for he wasn't there and she didn't want him there.
Filled with anger and pain that was from her father.

A young woman now over all the childish games wants to have a relationship with her father.
They converse and he says he is sorry, they set up plans to spend time together.

But one day he has a heart attack and stolen away too early
The girl crys and calls out for her father but he doesn't hear her.

The girl will remember her father not for what he did, but for the memories of him.

Submitted: Saturday, January 14, 2012
Edited: Friday, January 20, 2012

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  • Jamillex Barreto (3/22/2012 10:30:00 AM)

    GREAT! I could compare to you! My father left me when i was just a baby. Now he got cancer. My father and I always argued. He called me a lair. So i stood up for my self and told him You left me when i was a baby so you don't got no right to call me a lair. Now we are starting to get along. D: (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (1/14/2012 8:14:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem, Crystal, full of feeling.
    Very speical situation, well written (Report) Reply

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