Daddy wait

Daddy wait I need you to stay.  Don’t close your eyes daddy Don’t give up this way. I know it’s selfish of me I know you’re in so much pain. I beg God to give us just a few more days.

I ask God to touch you and heal you of your pain.  I need you more than God does please stay awake.  

I know you’re strong and holding on for me. While I am weak and ready to weep.  I ask God to give me your strength and allow you to go.  How do I let go of the first man to ever love me so?. The first man who always had my back. The first man to hold my hand. The first man to hold me close. It’s not easy to let you go.

 Follow the light. I promise, I’ll be alright.

About this poem

I wrote this for a friend when her Dad passed away.

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Written on April 27, 2022

Submitted by LatinX on May 15, 2024

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Characters 672
Words 150
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1

Discuss the poem Daddy wait with the community...

  • JdeLorenzo08
    So sorry for your loss, but nice work!
    LikeReply 11 month ago
    • LatinX
      it wasn’t a personal loss. A friend asked me to write about her loss. Thank you.
      LikeReply1 month ago
  • lauriesero4480
    I am moved to tears. My dad passed of a massive heart attack in 2003. It is very difficult losing an important person such as a parent. It can make or break you or break then make you.
    LikeReply 11 month ago


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