Waiting Poem

This goes out to my dad. If you're out there.. I'm done waiting for you.

Waiting For My Dad

© Amy Nelligan
I sit alone in the darkness
Waiting for him to come back to me.
Can he hear my cries?
Can he feel my tears?
Can he sense my breaking heart?
God only knows such a fact.
How can this be that he can't see me?
Is it because I'm sitting alone in the darkness?
I just walk past everyone as if I were invisible.
Can he see me now?
Can he see the pain he's caused me?
Or does he look past it?
I think I should move on,
But something tells me to wait.
It's my heart.
I'll give him one more chance
He needs to prove his love to me.
As I return to sit alone in the darkness...


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Published: Aug 2009

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  • I have never met my father, I put this front up to my mother that I never want to either, because I'm afraid to hurt her, but deep down I think about him everyday and when I look at pictures of my mom and I when I look nothing like her. I look just like my father, from what I can tell in pictures so I think about him almost everytime I look in the mirror. I just want to know why I wasn't good enough for him to keep but his other kids were. I don't understand why I was left and the other two weren't. I'm confused and alone

    Kayla, West Virginia Submitted Jan 2011
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  • I feel like I can connect to this book because my dad left me and my mom for another woman when I was only 3 years old, so I don't remember him that well, almost everyday I ask myself "why". this is just how I feel! keep the great writing I love it!

    Miranda, Alabama Submitted May 2011
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  • I crossed your website today and touch my heart. I want to share with you a poem that I wrote for my dad couple years ago.
    An American Daughter Left Behind
    Where are you now, dad?
    Why you left me?
    When you left me, I was a child.
    For 40 years have passed.
    Where are you now, dad?
    When you left me behind, others to take your placed.
    Carrying your blood and walking with your green eyes.
    The tears of joy steamed down to my face.
    I touch the piece of information and place it in my heart.
    All these years, I am wondering if you'd look for me!

    Love your daughter's DiemMybornbienhoa.

    By: Thuy N Phan 8/11/2011

    Thuy Phan Submitted Aug 2011
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  • I always want to see my father, this is the month that I don't like. Why? Because it's Fathers Day. I feel I connect to Kayla's story about her dad, but I think I am luckier than her. I had a chance to meet my dad when I was 8 years old. And now, I can't even remember his face. I want to see him again because I miss him. I am not angery that he left me, just hurt. I love you and wish I could see you again. I miss you a lot…Happy Fathers Day Papa Carlos.

    April, Philippines Submitted Jun 2013
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  • Hey dad I wonder why you left me and my 3 brothers alone?
    This question never fades away in my mind were we a mistake in your life ?
    I seen you the other day with your new family you seemed very happy. Those kids you were carying in your arms are very lucky, you gave up on us to show love to kids that aren't even your own sons?
    Well thanks a lot dad I wasted 10 years of my life hoping you would come back to us someday. I always cried seeing kids play ball with their dads. Something I never had. I remember crying every night not having you tuck me in before I went to bed. Well good luck dad with your new family just know I never stopped loving and caring.

    Alex Herrera, Phx, Az Submitted 2/12/2014
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