Daniel Sweetnam

Father I Still Love You - Poem by Daniel Sweetnam

I tried so hard to love you
But you never really cared
I tried so hard to trust you
But you were never really there

I wanted you to love me
But your heart had grown so cold
I wanted you to play with me
But money was your only goal

And now that I've grown older
And I look back on the years
I remember all the anger
The hurt the pain the tears

Father I forgive you
For all those wasted years
And I try not to remember
All the hurt the pain the tears

But father just please tell me
Did you ever love me once
Or was I just like leftovers
That you throw out after lunch

Father I still love you
And I'll never let that die
But father just please look at me
Say you love me to my eye

Father I must be honest
When you left I found another
My Father up in Heaven
And Jesus my loving Brother

They were the ones who loved me
When you had never cared
They were the ones who saved me
From a life of hate and despair

Father I still love you
And that will always stay true
But father will you love me
Because your child still needs you.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is one of my earlier poems that I wrote during a time in my life where I was feeling very angry and lonely. I wished for a life that I saw in many of my friends, but knew I would never have it. Yet, I found my comfort and hope through God, who I realized was there watching over and loving me.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012

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