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When a child doesn't have a dad

Updated on September 29, 2011

my warrior's, My daughter Amanda and her son Jacob

" say cheeeessseeee "
" say cheeeessseeee "

My mom is my hero

I know my Daddy wasn’t worrying or thinking of me

on the day you both frolicked under the shade of a tree.

I know he was thinking I would never happen to you,

he was young and in love, who would have knew.

His mind and his body focused on only lust and need,

Had he know the outcome of this careless deed,

he might have taken more time and care,

but then perhaps I might not have been here.

His luck had run out when he heard mom was late,

he cried when they told him of my due date.

When I arrived he seemed like he cared,

he held me and whispered don’t be scared.

I trusted his words as I lied on his chest,

He promised me he would try to do his best.

Months have passed since I’ve seen his face,

he claims he has not the time nor the space.

He works real hard and that’s ok,

but he prefers to play with his toy’s on his off day’s.

He fights with my mother when she cries with regret,

am I that hard to acknowledge that he just wants to forget?

I know I am too young to truly understand,

but someday I will grow-up into a handsome young man.

My mother will always soften my fears,

She’s the one who wipes away all my tears.

She has taught me that life’s sometimes not fair,

but no matter what happens she’ll alway’s be there.

To teach me new words and how to throw a ball,

to kiss all my boo boo’s if I should fall.

She is my hero with a smile so bright

I’m glad I have her to tuck me in at night.

I hear her whisper in the moonlight at my door,

I love you my baby, forever and more.


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    • Sneha Sunny profile image

      Sneha Sunny 

      7 years ago from India

      wildove5... That's a great news. I'm glad to hear about the reunion. All the best. I wish you and your family loads of happiness...!! :)

    • wildove5 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

      Thank you so much ladies, since writing this my grandson reunited with his father this past Christmas, while his father has been keeping with a schedule we are still guarded with the whole situation, I have warned him of disappointing his son and the wrath he will face if he falters! So far so good!!!

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      7 years ago

      Very touching.... I enjoyed!!!

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      Shampa Sadhya 

      7 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and beautiful!

      It is a wonderful poem filled with a strong and meaningful thought. The poem finely expresses the pain of a child which is quite obvious on his part. This poem made me think, why on this earth people are so careless and pain others? I simply loved it. Sharing and pinning!

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      Anna Haven 

      7 years ago from Scotland

      A beautiful poem, skillfully written from the perspective of the child. A bonnie photo of your family too, I hope things work out for the wee one with his dad. If they don't he will be fine though as it sounds like he has a great mum and granny looking out for him :)

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      Sneha Sunny 

      7 years ago from India

      This is so beautiful! How beautifully you explained everything. It must be so hard. Dads are definitely a very important part of our lives. But its better to be with mom only if the father doesn't cares because he's ultimately never going to learn anything good from him. Moms rock! And grandmoms rock too! :) Rated and voted up!

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      Mary Hyatt 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Good Morning. I am so happy I found this beautiful poem. I have a grandson who is now a handsome young man 17 years old. He has not seen his Father since he was 6 yrs. old. I adopted him when he 6 because his Mother could not longer care for him.

      I get concerned because he has no male role model, but he is an achiever and I think he has a bright future.

      By the way, I adopted two of his sisters, too. They have been a joy in my life, and keep me young and going!

      Voted UP, etc. and will share.

    • wildove5 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

      Thank you, Jade, how horrible for you, I actually have had some negative feedback regarding this poem from my grandson fathers family. It's unfortunate that they were upset, I was hoping to light a fire beneath them for both my grandson and their benefits. I wish the ones that ignore the best interest of the children could put their anger aside and try to walk in the little ones shoes. I will say a prayer that your ex's heart will soften and perhaps you will someday be reunited with your son.

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      Suzette Walker 

      9 years ago from Taos, NM

      Yes, just beautiful. And your daughter and grandson are beautiful also. The little tyke looks like his Mom. It is hard when children are born in situations like this, but he has a great Mom and Grandma (if you don't mind my calling you that) So he is loved and will be loved in the future. All you can do is your best in this life and I think you are!

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      9 years ago

      Beautiful and up. Tears in my heart reflect the pain I feel inside. My son I cannot see or talk to. His mother keeps him from me. So many times I would love to just know how he is, what he looks like. Different State he lives in. Beautiful words.


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