Remembering The Past And Missing You

My Best Friend

I wept when my daughter called today.

It’s been so long since we went our own way.

I was in a store just passing time,

When I heard the cell phone chime.

I was so surprised to see it was her.

So many feelings began to stir.

I miss her smell and the touch of her hand.

Being a father helps being a man.

I miss, most of all, the warmth of her smile.

I wish that we could visit a while.

I wish we could play some silly game.

I wish she could come if I called her name.

So a stranger saw me cry today.

I tried to turn and walk away.

I was ashamed that my eyes flowed tears.

I was concerned that my heart showed fears.

I guess there’s more to look forward to,

As I’m remembering the past and missing you.

So I laid me down so that I could sleep.

I prayed the Lord our souls to keep.

But I would have to remain awake,

Until at last the dawn would break.

I arose with you still on my heart.

I never wanted for us to part.

So we travel the world to see it all.

But I see writing on my wall.

I’ll be praying that you’re alright,

And I’ll be missing you tonight.

I wish that we could start anew,

As I’m remembering the past and missing you.

My Best Friend

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Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Very touching, strikes the right chord of my heart, very well done, Micky...

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Moulik Mistry. I appreciate your stopping by. I'll come see you soon.

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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

Outch!!! I feel your pain., but she's a lucky girl to have a dad who writes poetry like that for her.

Hope you have peace and sleep..x

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thanks Dim. You are so kind. I think I'm chasing you around the hubs. Take care.

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Ghost Whisper 77 6 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

Awwwwwwwwwww I loved this! Sitting here crying--the pictures-your love for your baby girl--there is no weakness in crying-it heals-and I hope that she calls again and again and again. Yes, know the sadness of missing your best friend. This is just overpowering to me-overwhelming-I just put my hand on you and your daughter and asked God to bring you together again and again and again--I understand that ache--it hurts to love and miss your child-especially when you know that the separation is underserving on so many levels. I feel your pain Mickydee.

I just scrolled up to see the date that you posted this and I am shocked that it was two weeks ago? I never got a message saying that this was new? Awwwwwwwwwwwwww. I am so sorry I did not see this Mickydee-I wish I had..beautiful but sad hub...

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you very much Ghost. Even though I fight windmills -I never thought I'd be separated from my daughter like this. I always thought they were bad windmills. Thanks

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Ghost Whisper 77 6 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

You know Mickydee, I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would be separated from my son's either--never. It is so sorrowful--yes--I truly know. Your daughter is so cute-love the picture of you on the bike with her.

A typical assault-did not get a hub mention of this hub of yours--if that is the reason you felt d'sd..I can understand why you would feel so hurt-I would feel hurt also-especially due to the contents here. I love you and I am so sorry that I did not see this-been attacked--but it will not work against either of us. I am truly sorry that I missed this beautiful hub of yours. Please forgive me and know that I would never purposely not come to your hubs-oh and especially this most beautiful one...I love you and wish you such goodness. One day you will see that God does love in such amazing ways-just love-no motives-nothing but pure intent--until then--know that you are loved greatly by me--no matter what windmills tell you otherwise!

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Look out- there's another windmill! Run!!!

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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Hi Mick, I think I read this already before. I hope one day, your dreams are all fulfilled Mick and I really mean to say that with all my heart. You take care and I wish you get a HUG from your daughter and she must have felt you crying - must be difficult for you, I couldnt imagine it and I am crying, TC, Maita

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Maita. You are always the kind one. Thank you dear.

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MFB III 6 years ago from United States

What a beautiful child...and what a burden to bear to not have her near and dear in your life. My sympathy goes out to you bro...and I believe someday soon she will come back to you and spend more is precious and often when our children age, they realize how little time they have left, then they realize how much more little time their parents have remaining and they come to coddle and give support.

Great, bittersweet write~~MFB III

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thanks Brother MFB. I love her so much. I loved her before she was born. I love my Josie Lee!

Duchess OBlunt 6 years ago

Wow Micky Dee. Wow. I don't know how you feel, but your poem certainly gives me a glimpse. I'm not sure what your circumstances are but I certainly hope that you will some day have that time with your daughter.

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hi Duchess! Life has so many ups and downs. Let's pray for peace and love. I appreciate your warm thoughts! Thank you Dear!

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Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Very touching and sweet, dear Micky. You are soldier with gentle heart! Beautiful and hard to not feel it too, the song of longing in your heart. Thank you for sharing this, King Micky. You are the king!

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

You make me a bit teary eyed this morning Freya. I think I'll go for a walk my Dear. God bless you Freya!

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edpinkling1314 6 years ago from Maine

"Being a father helps being a man"--great line. Too often fathers are not men. Kids need real men for dads. Great poem.

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you edpinkling! God bless you Sir!

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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

The others have already said it all. I also hope that you get many more phone calls and someday are reunited in person with the happiest of endings (or beginnings). God bless you and your daughter.

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

God bless Peggy!

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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

This is beautiful Micky. A love between a father and daughter will always remain. Her love for you will remain in your heart and when she is ready she will return, just like a 'prodigal daughter'. This was so beautiful and brought tears to my eyes. You show such emotion in your beautiful words Micky.

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

She's a wonderful child acaetnna. God bless!

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oliversmum 6 years ago from australia

Micky Dee. Hi. It must have been hard to put your feelings on paper.

May be someone close to you/her should send your Daughter a copy of this hub, it just may make her realize that life is too short, and that there is no one on earth that loves her as her Dad does.

Unconditional love will come back to you in the future, just hang in there and wait for the phone call or the knock on the door, it may happen sooner than you think, I do hope so.

It is a beautiful Poem. Thank you for sharing it with us. :) :)

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hi 0liversmum! We've been talking a lot and we love each other. It's been a very dark exodus for a while. More of other forces. God bless!

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Fossillady 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

This reminds me of my own brother, his two grown children have abandoned him through years of being bad mouthed by ex-wife.If only they knew how big his heart really was and how much he loves them.Actually, they can never forget that part cause it already is planted deep inside.They may be lost for now as your daughter, but love always finds a way back!I felt your pain!Keep the faith Micky!Such a sweet photo of you two!

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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

People are users, some of them. I've lost a business, home, and I've lost some time with my daughter because of hate. The hate won support from relatives and so called Christians who do not know God.

I think love means - never hiring a lawyer. I wanted to further my business. I spent decades in business and it was all taken away by hate.

I promised to "not take one stick or brick from that house". And I did not!

Thank you for your warm words. God bless you!

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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Micky - How touching and beautiful this is. Little girls really love their daddy's. Regardless of the situation as it now appears, deep in her heart she is connectd to you very strongly. One day she will listen to her heart instead of her head. God bless you dear Micky. God is taking care of you. Love you precious friend.

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tonymac04 5 years ago from South Africa

So sadly beautiful, my brotherman! I know something of that pain being somewhat estranged from my wonderful son. I know that pain is too hard to bear sometimes, but you have expressed it so beautifully here and I hope that things just continue to get better for the two of you. That kind of love is too precious to lose!

Love and peace


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

God bless you vocalcoach. Thank you dear.

Yo Tony! There's all kinds of snares to bring people down. I sure don't want to study war anymore. God bless brotherman.

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baygirl33 4 years ago from Hamilton On.

Lovely stuff Micky!I have 4 daughters and they are my refuge since I lost my husband.

Hope things go well for you from now on.

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Micky Dee 4 years ago Author

God bless you baygirl.

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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

Enjoyed this again. Love the photo of you with your lovely daughter.

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