Daddy

Nerline!

Nothing more, nothing less

My name among other things pronounced at his lips' release

A petrified shiver down my spine

We are nothing more than strangers who

By a wicked twist of fate are bound by blood

My daughter!

Nothing more, nothing less

A title of which many swear

They wished they held

But of which I see as

A term used by a hypocrite!

He uses me to gain favor

In others’ eyes

I’m his pride and joy—

Down the street

But in the car, at home—

I’m a stranger who

By a wicked twist of fate is bound by blood

Father.

Nothing more, nothing less

A term I both yearn for and

Loathe

I thought it meant: trustworthy, dependable, and loving

Yet my reality transforms it into: deceitful, scarce, careless

But what else could you expect from

Two strangers

Who, by a wicked twist of fate, are bound by blood—

Nothing more. Nothing less.

This poem is about: 
Me
My family

Comments

MVP-Most Valuable Poet

anybody can be a daddy

it takes a special person to be a father

it's sad to hear this story

use this poem as a motivation to inspire who is going through similar situation as yours

great job

clari.nellie

Thank you. It means a lot to me when someone is able to feel and understand my poems.

kayleeasher

Incredible presentation. I can feel that this came from an honest place.

Apop Tosis

very strong poem! Very relatablefor me i have a similar one one here you should check out:).

GGicefire

I'm sorry.

There are people who do not make good parents.

But that doesn't mean they're bad people.

Maybe you should know him, as a person.

Maybe he's different than you think.

Fate is cryptic, but not wicked.

She always has her reasons.

iyanna_ziear

I used to think like this about my own Dad, because it had always felt like a one sided relationship. But thank God nothing between him and I have broken throughout the years, and now I can actually have a real relationship with him and he can be my Father. This is beautiful and very post.

AiseyMae

This poem means so much to me. Not only is it beautiful and intense I relate to it. My father and I don't live together anymore and that was my choice, but I really miss what kind of father he should have been. The kind of guy that I wouldn't have wanted to leave. I think it's hard for kids to understand that your parents don't deserve your love and respect just because they are your parents- they have to earn that love every day of your life.

Destiny S.

this poem is really nice. it speaks to me. A father who is present but so distant at the same time I truly get it and know that you're not alone. :) Thank you for this. Peace.

The Waking Hour

this poem really hits it home. excellent execution and use of words

Apiece

This is my favorite poem on this site!

Slim Sprizzle

I can completely relate, and although he sucks you have hopefully found enough confidence

in yourself to stand.

Jan Wienen

The difference between a daddy and a father. Only the children know for sure ...

Samyie

This is amazing. I hung on every word.

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