Sylvia Chidi

Freshman - 650 Points (Germany)

Where Was Father? - Poem by Sylvia Chidi

Quick to flatter without falter
Spreading out his seeds with speed
Leading mother to the altar
Declining to take on his role and lead
When it was time to fulfill my needs

Where was father when I needed him most?
It hurts to hear others speak of fathers and boast

Where was father when I needed him most?
I gathered he cowardly conceded his post

Where was father when I needed him most?
Did he set off for greener grasses by the coast?

We speak of fathers and mothers
We seek in no chronological order
Their guidance and support
As we learn back and forth

Where was father when I needed him most?
He abandoned his bedpost and left us to roast

Where was father when I needed him most?
It mattered to me to have him as a family host

He should have been
My personal mentor!
My cherished educator!
My inflexible motivator!
My life striving navigator!

Shall I put up a glass and shamefully toast?
To a man who stayed clear of being my guidepost

Where was father when I needed him most?
Without remorse I desire to bury his ghost

Copyright 2007 - Sylvia Chidi


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, January 21, 2011


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