A Girl I Used To Know Poem by Harry J. Couchon Jr

A Girl I Used To Know

Rating: 5.0

I'm thinking of a girl I used to know
And how, during her life I loved her so
My daughter, daddy's little girl, my angel
Put on a pedestal, I couldn't catch her when she fell

We were so much alike, she and I
The same things could make us laugh, make us cry
Trips to the zoo, amusement park or playground
When she said 'I love you daddy' happiness I found

When she was little, there was nothing she could hide
I could always tell what she was feeling inside
Happy or sad, afraid or trying to be brave
If she did something wrong, I always forgave

As a teen-aged girl she had her secrets
Things that if her father knew might cause regrets
Did he fail her? How did he go wrong?
But no matter what, in his heart she would belong

As she grew older, the less I knew
My little girl, what happened to you?
Once you would say 'daddy let's play'
Soon it was 'leave me alone, go away! '

Being a single father is difficult enough
But having a teen-aged daughter really is rough
Waiting up for her when she goes out on a date
Pray you don't lose it, if he brings her home late

Then one day, every parent's dread
Policeman at my door, saying my little girl was dead
A motorcycle accident and my life was shattered
Losing the only person who ever really mattered

Holly my baby, I'm always thinking of you
And then I start crying, what else can I do?
To bear all this pain, I let the tears flow
When I think about you, the girl I used to know

A B 21 May 2008

very emotional.............difficult to pen the sorrows of losing our loved ones...........

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John Brown 05 November 2012

No words can make up for your loss Harry, but I hope that by sharing your grief in your poetry, you get some measure of relief and hope for the future.

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A B 09 October 2012

everytime i read ur poem, it brings tears to my eyes...........a father-daughter relationship is indeed special......

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Greenwolfe 1962 15 July 2008

I ought to shoot Harry for making me read this. I can't type with tears in my eyes. I'll get you for this Harry! GW62

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Sulaiman Mohd Yusof 23 May 2008

i'm extremely sorry, for the tragedy, no more calling of 'dad.........., daddy........'

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Sadiqullah Khan 21 May 2008

great emotions, , , , loss of a loved one, , is so shocking in life

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