amanda eckert

I Forgive You Daddy(Child Abuse)

Slap!
I never do anything wrong
even though I don't you hit me all day long
Slap!
you just hit me again till I'm black and blue
all just because I looked at you
Slap!
you hit me hard across the face
screaming at me saying I'm a disgrace
Slap!
you hit me again just because I asked you why
why do you shout ugly words at me
why do you wish I would die
Slap!
you never hear my screams
you always break my dreams
you never hear my beg
you throw me against the wall and break my leg
Slap!
you hit me for talking back
you hit me so hard I heard a crack
Slap!
Daddy I don't care what you do
I will always love you
I can no longer make a sound
For now I'm buried in the ground
Even though now I look down upon you from above
I will always send you my love
Oh daddy I love you but I wish you would learn
your supposed to look at a child with love but your look is so stern
But remember what I told you daddy before I died
I don't care daddy what you do
I will always love you

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Poem Edited: Sunday, March 20, 2011

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  • Favour Ugwumba (7/3/2020 8:01:00 PM)

    very powerful poem... I felt the pain

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  • asmaa (8/30/2019 12:37:00 PM)

    even though she described the physic pain and touched some of the emotional pain, i wish she explored more about her mental health

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  • Hannah Williams (4/29/2018 10:36:00 PM)

    this is so sad, I felt the pain of it. I hope you are okay.

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  • Naila RaisNaila Rais (4/26/2018 9:36:00 AM)

    So sad..... Father how can you be so cruel.... Let me rise and live... But remember I love you dad from the bottom of my heart..I.. Forgive you.... Such a deep breath poetry.... I almost cried..... After reading I remembered my incident.... How can I forget.... I really broke into sobs.... I really love the last line.... I love it whole... Keep courage...
    Naila

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  • Madhabi BanerjeeMadhabi Banerjee (11/9/2017 11:27:00 PM)

    If I can. I show it my mother. how bold you are! good

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (7/8/2017 1:40:00 PM)

    Very powerful poem. So much tragedy in the world today. Well written!

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  • K CK C (2/1/2017 12:24:00 AM)

    This is a powerful reminder of the side of child abuse that many don't speak about. Well written.

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  • Ramesh RaiRamesh Rai (8/25/2014 12:57:00 PM)

    Show your dad my poem MY DAUGHTER.

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  • Ramesh RaiRamesh Rai (8/25/2014 12:53:00 PM)

    Very sad. I hope your dad will realise one day his fault and will start loving you.Please say once more, dad i love you. you are the person to push me in this world'.

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  • Yours Forever X (1/13/2013 7:45:00 AM)

    its sad but sweet at the same time. it shows the innocence of an abused child but also the guilt and feeling that you should still love your parents as they're your birth parents. i wish i felt the same but i dont but i dont know how to feel towards this poem either.

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  • Brittany Gale (11/2/2009 2:19:00 PM)

    This is such a sad poem. It reminds me of my own childhood. Very well written

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  • Fritz Lang (3/23/2009 8:45:00 AM)

    Omigosh... so sad... I cried the 1st time I read it...

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  • Envy Imperfection (10/22/2008 10:37:00 AM)

    this is such a sad poem, but i love it so much!
    it is so true about me and mi 'father'
    you are a really good poet.: ]

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  • David Layer (7/29/2008 10:47:00 PM)

    This is the second time that I have read this poem. The first time I read it, I was speechless. Now, this is the second time, and I am still speechless. When life hurts the most, there is always someone there to pick you up; to make things better. You may not believe in God or maybe you only know of Him, but there is a God that cares for you and He wants to make you life better. God sent His only Son into the world to help us know God better. God gave everything He had so He can gain you. Christ died on the cross and rose again so we can go to Heaven and live with God forever. God is calling out to you, because He want you to have a better life. He wants to take all the hurt and the pain away from you and exchange it for something better: peace, hope, joy, grace, and a better tomorrow. The only thing you need to do is to listen to Him. He is calling, will you answer?
    God Bless!

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  • Marcia Osei-bonsu (2/6/2008 2:49:00 PM)

    I like this poem. I was sexually abused as a child. I know you are supposed to forgive people but I just dont have the kind of heart to forgive him for what he did to me. He messed up my self-esteem, confidence, happiness, and much more. I think I need to learn how to forgive and forget.

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  • Violet Llewellyn (8/16/2007 7:28:00 PM)

    Beautiful. It shows that children are the better than adults because they know how to forgive. A 10.

    -Storm

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  • Heart Broken (7/11/2007 1:57:00 PM)

    This is a good poem. Very sad. But unfortunatly some casses this is very true.

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  • Raveendran . (7/11/2007 12:08:00 PM)

    A wonderful theme, the undying love of a mortal!

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