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Tim's Prayer: Growing up Without a Dad

Updated on September 15, 2012

Mom said you would be my Daddy, and I want to believe it's true.

We even read it in the Bible; it's something I try and hold onto.

But I just wish I could touch you; look into your eyes and see you smile;

have you cheering at my baseball game; or take me fishing for a while.

I've got questions about things I don't know, and mom does the best she can.

But she really can't be an example on how to become a godly man.

So I was wondering Jesus, if you could find me a man who cares.

It is only for a short time - just until I get up there.

Well thanks for listening to me, and I hope that you're not mad.

It's just hard sometimes; growing up without a dad


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    • heartexpressions profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thanks for the comments Nell!

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      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      What a sweet little poem, and so true for many people, voted up! nell

    • heartexpressions profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thanks CrisSp! Tim is all grown up now and about to be a daddy. I know he will be an awesome dad.

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      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Short and sweet and sad (somehow) but you have jot it down beautifully and sincerely. I trust that all those endearing words will be heard and that Tims' angels will be watching over him.

    • heartexpressions profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thanks for the comments, the vote, and the share. This poem was born from when I told my son that Jesus would be his daddy. One day my son asked me to show him every verse in the Bible that says that. So I did, and he said, "I just wish I could see Him."

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      I am in tears reading this. I love the sweet prayer of a child's heart. I feel for all those beautiful children who have to experience life without a complete family structure. It is true, Jesus will fulfill the role as no other can do. Voted way up and shared.

    • manlypoetryman profile image


      6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

      A Well Done Poem Prayer...with a message to send out a male role model on Earth...while looking to Jesus in heaven. Good Message!

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      6 years ago

      Sad, but very touching.

    • heartexpressions profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago


    • mismazda profile image


      6 years ago from a southern georgia peach

      Awwhh this was such a sweet poem...voted up and beautiful..:)


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