- Family and Parenting
Life without a father
Daddy I needed you (poem)
I think this explains my feelings as a child in a broken family.
My Life Without Daddy
Growing up, I felt alone
Not for pity, but for real
Although I had a family
They were all too high to feel
I cherished every hug they gave
And every loving kiss
But forever chased their approval
For all that they had missed
I begged for someone to love me
Like I deserved to be loved
But every time I tried, I fell
I was never good enough
I love my family with all my heart
And I know they love me too
But the hurt and lies continue today
What am I to do?
All my life I dreamt of having a daddy
To watch me dance and play
And even if he was bored
He would watch and smile all day!
I wanted a daddy to teach me
About life's responsibilities
Not answer me with "I don't know"
And leave the big bad world up to me
I should've been taught to love myself
And perservere through it all
But nobody told me I could do it
Or held me up after a fall
I was taught to run away
When things in life were bad
My family wonders why I struggle
Who wouldn't, with five step-fathers and no dad?
I feel like a burden
One day happy, one day not
Nobody seems to understand
Life's not just learned, it is taught
They can say what they want
About my decisions and my life
But they all raised me and knew about dad
And told themselves that lying to me was allright.
A dad alone wouldn't have changed
Everything negative I have seen
But MY dad would've stayed at home
And read a book to me.