Life Without Daddy
Published: Dec 2007
Daddy Are You There?
Is that you daddy?
The same person that made mummy weep?
Why are they lowering you into the ground?
Come back up!
Where it's safe and sound!
Daddy, it's been a week.
Why haven't you tucked me into bed?
You'll never miss a bedtime story.
At least that's what you said.
Daddy, I'm going into kindergarten! I'm a big kid now!
Daddy, Mummy said we can get a kitty and the kitty said meow!
Daddy, I asked Mummy when you are coming back.
She said that I'll see you in heaven!
Hey, did I tell you?
My birthday's next week!
I'm going to be seven!
Daddy, I know now you're dead.
I miss you a lot.
At night, sometimes I even cry.
Daddy, I'm in sixth grade now! Junior High!
Daddy, I have a crush and he's really cute.
Was Mum ever hot?
Did she really play the flute?
Dad, I'm going to college now, I hope you like Yale.
I'm going to be a doctor, helping people to prevail.
Dad, guess what? I'm marrying Scott.
Oh and I'm pregnant! Eight months is a lot!
Hey, Dad it's a boy.
Jack is so cute.
Is it just me or am I that unappealing?
Dad, Scott wants a divorce. Does he know what I'm feeling?
Jack's going off to college today.
Dad, it'll be just me now that Jack's away.
Dad, I've got cancer, the same kind as yours.
Chemotherapy is draining, and of course there's no cure.
Dad, I think I'll see you again in a short while.
But at least my life was very worthwhile.
People can't say you were never here for me.
Dad, 'cause you were here my whole life,
when I needed you in my heart you would be.