Dad Poem by Teens

A daughter clashes with her father on the important issues of her life. She would like to wear flip flops while he would like to keep her feet protected in tennis shoes.

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Daddy what have I done that you no longer care? My life without you is too much to bear. I know things went wrong between us two, but who am I without you? I used to be Daddy's Princess and...

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My Father Cares Not For Flip-Flops

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Published: February 2006

My father cares not for flip-flops,
He says, without protection, my feet
Will fall prey to the elements of daily life.
And while I hold him in the highest regard,
Flip-flops remain my faithful sole.
I believe my father worries my feet,
So exposed, will become ugly, as are his.
The ugliness is enough to put me in tennies forever,
Save that I know he has never donned the accursed flip-flop,
And still his feet look so.
So instead, I risk the ugliness and apologize.
While my father is among the wisest of men,
He knows not of comfort, nor heat, nor style,
And so, on this issue, we bump heads.

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  • Elysebeth Purdue by Elysebeth Purdue
  • 3 months ago

Daddy what have I done that you no longer care? My life without you is too much to bear. I know things went wrong between us two, but who am I without you? I used to be Daddy's Princess and who would have ever known that our relationship would be as it is. My love for you will never go away. The heartbreak you gave me may never fade away. I just wish things would go back to the way they used to be before our family was taken so easily. The mistakes in your life have hurt me so deep. I just wish my father's love would come running back to me. Everybody makes mistakes in life, but a daughter's love can keep you alive. I know it may be hard to forgive yourself for this pain you have caused, but always remember I have forgiven you for all. The love you have shown me long before the pain is what keeps me motivated to keep you in name. Now forget the hurt and remember the great, for I am your daughter. Don't you want things back to the same? Come back, Daddy.

  • Reshaun Smith by Reshaun Smith, McComb, MS
  • 4 years ago

This actually reminded me of my step dad's feet. They are so hideous and scary that my nieces scream and run from them. That was not an exaggeration but this poem was beyond delightful as I was in a sorrowful mood but now I am slightly more cheered up! Thank you

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