Patricia Clarke


A Plea To Our Fathers - Poem by Patricia Clarke

Fathers, why won't you get it?

Why won't you understand?

That after becoming a father you just have to stand

In the eyes of a child, especially a boy, you are heroes

their angels, you are their superstars

They don't get why you can't be there

They don't understand why you are never near

Mothers are left to mop up all the heavy tears

When your child wakes up and realises you will never be there

This, fathers, may take many years but then, your trust may take

eternity to regain

So please, I plea, understand that to a child, you are everything they need

They will never understand why you can't be there

So please, stop the quitting and just be there

Topic(s) of this poem: reality

Form: Blues Poem


Poet's Notes about The Poem

A single parent pleas with fathers to take up their responsibilities and do what is right by their children.

Comments about A Plea To Our Fathers by Patricia Clarke

  • Khairul Ahsan (10/13/2015 1:44:00 PM)


    It's a nice poem. The children who do not get their dad beside them in childhood, despite they being alive but elsewhere, are really unfortunate.
    Appreciate the kindness with which this tender plea has been thought of.
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  • Kelly Kurt (3/30/2015 6:06:00 PM)


    I enjoyed your poem. thanks for sharing.~~^ (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (3/30/2015 6:05:00 PM)


    I enjoyed your poem, Patricia. thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 16, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, March 16, 2015


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