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My Daddy,Best Daddy!

Updated on June 8, 2013

Even though she knows
She still waits
Wiggling her toes
on a lawn outside the house
My daddy
will come home soon
I will tell him how
my first day in school went
and a joke my new classmate told
to make him laugh
if not,so just a smile on his face
My daddy
Best daddy
How much I miss him Sir
Her tears come down
her tiny chubby cheeks
I bend on my knees
crying
and hug her so tight
Be proud my child
for daddy died in a war-street
defending a woman
a woman that was your Mom

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    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      Eiddwen,

      Thanks so much for the visit and comment.

      Have a nice day!

      James

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      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      So heartfelt and you so wondrously managed to inject life into your words.

      Eddy.

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      Cat,

      Yeah,You are right.I hope I didn't sound like a mother s boy lol yeah one day she has to leave..sigh ..that s life!

      I hope I will be the greatest dad in the world in my children s eyes.We are advancing events, arent we? now,let me find the mother of my kids first lol

      Much love and tons hugs to you!

      James

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      Cat 

      5 years ago from New York

      James,

      The best mom in the world can't replace a dad, but she can be the best mom in the world. I used to date a guy that was abandoned by his dad and had such a high respect for his mother; he called her on even Father's Day to wish her a happy one! I am grateful that you did have the mother you did and there will come a day that you will be a father and you will be the best one any child could ever be blessed with.

      You will never lose your mother, one day, she will just have to go away, long enough to prepare a beautiful home for you in the next place as she has already done for you here.

      I'm honored to know you James; hugs and love to you!

      Cat

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      Cat,

      Since, therefore, no man is born without faults, and he is esteemed the best whose errors are the least.

      My father was absent emotionally and physically lol.My mom tried to fill that gap but the gap still there .I can feel it ..She only reduced the size!

      Thanks for believing in my strength and for sincere feelings.There is a fountain of love inside me because of my mom even if I lack my dad s one..I'm okay today. I'll be okay tomorrow.and the next day after that I will still be okay. But when I lose my mom I am not sure..sigh

      Big hugs and lots of love for you too Cat.

      James

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      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      Faith,

      Until we are grown we never fully realize how wonderful our father is. How kind he is and how wise. We simply take for granted each sacrifice he makes for us in his own loving way. But then we grow and finally learn how much his love really meant.Being into two wars is no easy and returning from them alive is a miracle in itself.Suffering from PTSD and alcoholism are expected from witnessing the traumatic events.Your dad was free from blame any and his absence from your childhood was not his choice but Thank God he came in a crucial moment in your life like a hero in the movie.He made that turning point.Now you are enjoying good life because of his wisdom and intervention when you really needed him.

      Thanks for the further information you stated here about the importance of the father in child s life.I agree with you andI d like to add that children also who feel unloved tend to become anxious and insecure, and this can make them needy. Anger and resentment can lead to them closing themselves off emotionally in an attempt to protect themselves from further hurt.

      Hugs and love from northern Morocco from White Crown to Faith Reaper from southern USA.

      Tijani

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      livingsta,

      Thanks so much for the vote and comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

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      Cat 

      5 years ago from New York

      James,

      You are so right James. My relationship with my father has probably been the most influential of any other in all my life. It is that relationship that I have worked hardest to succeed in and the most difficult to feel that I have been successful with. My father was a very ‘physically there’ kind of dad, but he was horrible at being ‘emotional/psychology there and yes, who he is and was and had been plays an enormous role in my today relationships.

      My heart aches for you and your sister and your mother. You are a stronger man with a deeper heart because of these things and because of the lack of obvious love, you will love more obviously. I hope your sister finds someone who loves as obviously as you; she deserves to be witness that this does exist.

      Big hugs and lots of love for you James,

      Cat

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dearest Tijani,

      The sign of a brilliant writer, is writing such a profound piece, such as this, and not having to use a lot of words!

      A dad is so very important in the life of any child. I know, as for me, if it were not for my dad protecting me and running off those would-be suitors with wrong intentions, I do not know where I would be this day. Of course, I did not understand he was just doing what a dad should do at the time, as I was so angry with him. My dad certainly was not perfect and had many demons once he returned from the two wars he fought in, suffering terribly with PTSD and coping with alcohol, which was all he knew how to cope back then. And back then, they did not discuss such pain about the wars with anyone as they do this day, and plus I do not even know if they knew it was PTSD back then.

      So, my dad was not always there during these times, but he was there for me during an important time in my life. As a child, I would hear him suffering in the middle of the night reliving the horrors of war, and believe me it was terrifying to hear such. I had to cover my ears and sing to myself to try to drown it out, which I have written about, such sufferings.

      I know that the statistics show that almost 100% of the men in prison this day, either did not have a dad in their life or did not even know who their dad is or had no dad at all, so that, in and of itself, tells a lot of the very important role a dad plays in the life of his child.

      I just discovered a lot of my mail from HP has been going into my spam folder, and much to my horror this morn, I discovered it! I knew you said you had vacation time and so I thought you were just off enjoying your vacation :), which I do hope that you are, but I have missed some of my followers' writings. I really hate it when that happens. So, have to do some catching up.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      Hugs and love from southern USA to "My White Crown", Faith Reaper

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      Sir Colin,

      I'm very emotional:)I think I may go mad in several years' time lol

      Thanks for the visit and comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

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      livingsta 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      A beautiful, emotional and brilliant poem James. Thank you for sharing!

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      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      Good morning Sir James - and your words always carry such emotional depth and such awesome story telling.

      My dad was my best friend (as was my mum) and he was a Canadian soldier in the 2nd World War for 6 years.

      I always love the sincerity in your writing because it comes from that bold beautiful (poetic) heart of yours.

      Sending to you my warmest wishes from coffee and bagel time with a lovely Mozart concerto at lake erie time canada 12:20pm

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      Valleypoet,

      Thanks so much for your insight.Yeah,you better do that :)

      Have a nice week!

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      ladydeonne,

      Thanks for you insight.That kind of loss is hard for a child to bear.It takes them years to get over it and maybe they will never..

      James

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      Sir Martin,

      Thanks for the hat .I really need one here.It is a real scotching hot here nowadays lol

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      Valleypoet 

      5 years ago

      A very sad and moving poem...it made me go and hug my little girl; someone that I will hopefully always be there for when she needs me....thank you for sharing this James:-))

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      writinglover,

      I am sorry to hear that about your dad,but thank God he was saved.I bet you suffered a great lot from it.

      James

    • James-wolve profile imageAUTHOR

      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      Cat,

      I cant think of any need in female childhood as strong as the need for a father's presence.we hear a lot about the importance of male role models in a boy s life. It is indeed important. But whats often missing from the conversation is the importance of fathers in a daughter’s life as well. If there is a father , that man becomes her guidepost for what to expect of men and what to expect of men’s attitude toward women. His relationship to her mother or his significant other is her template for what her relationship with a man will be when she grows up.

      personally,my sister is affected so much from my father s absence.He is still alive but not always home when we were kids.I mean he was living in France.so when he came to Morocco ,he was just for short visit ,something like having S.. with mom and then abuse her and then return back to his fixed abode.Many men proposed to my sister,but she refused them all.I think she is afraid to live my mom s life.I think we boys can always live without a father, but we will be always missing something so special. It's a shame a lot of fathers dont realize.

      Have a wonderful day!

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      Deonne Anderson 

      5 years ago from Florence, SC

      Beautiful and very emotion provoking. My heart goes out to all of the little girls whose fathers won't be coming home again.

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      An alluring masterpiece. My hat off to you.

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      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from Lost...In Video Games

      Awww! This makes me think about my dad! I almost didn't get to know him because of the abusive relationship he had with my mom. He almost became a mercenary and would have vanished from sight if my stepmom hadn't saved him. Beautiful and awesome!

    • Cantuhearmescream profile image

      Cat 

      5 years ago from New York

      James,

      Oh, this is terribly sad! For any child that has to suffer the loss of a parent, through any avenue, is so absolutely devastating and incomprehensible. I could almost cry myself :-(

      You know something is beautiful if it can stir up true emotions.

      Hugs,

      Cat

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