niakeva thomas

Rookie - 75 Points (March 8,1992 / Chicago, Illinois)

A Cry For Dad - Poem by niakeva thomas

Weren't you the one, who said you'll be there, if ever times got tough? ,
Because I was your 'baby girl' and for you that was enough,
Weren't t you the one, who said you'll be there, to fix my shattered lies? ,
And you'd know when I was crying, 'cause you'd hear my internal cries,
Well, I cry every night so tell me, where are you dad? ,
Bring back all the memories, of the life we would've had,
Weren't you the one who raised your hand, and hit my mother hard? ,
When you were suppose to protect her, you were suppose to be her guard,
Weren't you the one who sent her out barefoot, and you left her there,
Well tell me how it feels daddy, to be useless, to be bare,
Bare of all my feelings, the feelings from your child,
Because while mommy was being a good girl, you were being wild,
Can't you see the tears, that roll down my face,
Doesn't it make you want to cry? , just the thought of you being erased,
Erased from my life, from the memories inside my head,
Can't you hear my cry, the cry I cry for dad,
Daddy is what I call you, your little girl, your star,
But just because you gave birth, doesn't mean that's what you are,
Every time you come by, it makes me want to see you more,
But just because your not around, I shouldn't jump for the door,
It's not all your fault, yes, its moms too,
For holding us apart, for not letting me see you,
But dad there is a way, to get back the life we had,
To stop my internal cries, to stop my cry for dad,

Comments about A Cry For Dad by niakeva thomas

  • Kelly Seale (4/28/2013 5:01:00 AM)

    Bless you dear one... a Father's love and protection was food you never had, starvation of the heart and soul... a hunger pain that will never go away, a thirst never to be quenched. Niakeva, your words make me want to strive to be the Dad that He wasn't. The Father that he'll never be... But I can be to my own two teenage boys, my grown daughters... except one. (see my own piece entitled Hello Daddy, It's me)
    Really Great ink...because it says alot. -Kelly.
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  • Yolanda Gomez (5/7/2012 11:11:00 AM)

    I like this poem reminds me of my dad.... (Report) Reply

  • Robert Green (2/21/2012 9:52:00 AM)

    A poem from the heart, as a Dad that hurt! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 6, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, May 9, 2011

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