poet Margaret Beil

Margaret Beil

Daddy

Did you think leaving was better
Didn't you hear me call
You said you'd be back
I put my heart in your suitcase
You didn't notice
You didn't know what love is
And you never tried to find out
You never knew the hope of a smile
Or the anguish of a late night
Or cosy nights in
You never knew how much I'm loved now
How good that feels
Well it's too late now
'Cause I put my heart in your suitcase
And you left it there

Your life was a shard
Which you cut me with
When you said goodbye
You didn't want to know what love was
And you didn't even try
I was so needy
Could you feel that?
Did you taste that?
ANSWER ME?
WELL?
You never tried to find out
Never knew the hope of a smile
Or the anguish of a late night
Or cosy nights in
Well I'm loved now
And it feels good
I put my god damn heart in your suitcase
But you didn't even notice.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 10, 2011
Poem Edited: Friday, November 11, 2011

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Comments about Daddy by Margaret Beil

  • Paul Colvin (11/29/2011 7:11:00 AM)

    Brilliant Margaret, a hard hitting yet lovely poem with lots of feeling and emotions.

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  • Eli Anderson (11/16/2011 4:27:00 PM)

    Greetings.
    Interesting piece. It took a degree of bravery to illustrate the pain
    (whether biographical or not) , you were feeling.
    Favourite line: 'I put my heart in your suitcase'.
    OL, Eli

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