Have You Seen Daddy?



I see a man...

Dressed in rags...
He is homeless

Perhaps I have seen him in a dream?

His face seemed...

of a familiar countenance...

One that I would mold out of clay
with each finger I stroke

the form                     of his eyes
a nose
and lips sealed

silent, when I ask,

"Have you seen Daddy?"

Features set
in ceramic stone

I set upon the mantle

Never
shall I forget his face

as I hand him $5

and go on my way...

About this poem

I wrote this after I had a vivid dream of my father. He had been missing for years. Not being of a sound mind, I wondered if he was even still alive.

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Written on November 29, 2010

Submitted by letmefeel.the.sommer.rains on September 23, 2022

Modified on April 30, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme X XX X X X AX XXX X X XX X XX X A
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 435
Words 106
Stanzas 14
Stanza Lengths 1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 1, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 1

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