Prison Poem

Poem About Daughter Missing Dad In Jail

A child writes to her father who is in jail. She writes him words of hope and love, reminding him that there are many outside who love him.

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The last time I saw my dad was July 23, 2015. My dad is currently in jail right now. My dad was in jail for eight years before. He got out when I was in second grade. The reason he went to...

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Daddy, You're In Jail

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Published: February 2006

Daddy, you're in jail so far, far away
and it hurts me almost every day
I knew when I was there
it was coming to an end
I knew I should of done something
right there and then.

Daddy, you're in jail so far, far away
you can't even be a part of my life today.
as I go through boyfriends and do other things
you won't be there to call
when me and my mom are
yelling names, cussing at each other,
and she's putting me to shame because
I did some of those bad teenage things.

Daddy, you're in jail so far, far away
I wonder, when you get out
will things be the same
will you be the dad that I know or
will you be someone else 'cause
jail changed your soul.
I don't understand the reason for this
going to prison for drugs when in
there it's a bigger mess.
it's like taking a drunk to a bar
and expecting him to sober up
when you know he's just
gonna get more messed up.

Daddy, you're in jail so far, far away
when you get out I guess I will see
the answers to the question I have today
but for right now I will just continue to pray
and hope for the best until that day.
I still love you and will write you too
please don't forget about me because
I will always care and miss you

Daddy, you're in jail so far, far away
while I sit here, tears running down my face
hoping everything will fall into place
I will never forget the time we had
and try to be brave and not be sad
Daddy, I know it's hard and you got a lot on your plate
but remember there's people willing to wait
for you to turn straight

Daddy, you're in jail so far, far away
you got 3 kids and parents too
that haven't given up on you
you got a second chance to make it right
so continue the fight of the battle you've got
to make it back to the ones you love!!!!!

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  • Kayla Jacquez by Kayla Jacquez
  • 3 months ago

My dad was the best daddy. I came home from school. My mom said my dad has court tomorrow morning. Then he goes to court and the car comes back. I run outside to give them both a hug, but only my mom comes out. She says that she will go to the store. She lies to me. She did not want to tell me, but I knew. I knew it from the bottom of my heart. He went to jail. She tells my sisters but not me. Why? Because my dad and I are very close friends. He is special to me, and I cried when I knew. Then I came up to her and asked why she told my sister and not me. She said, “You would cry, and crying makes me feel back and makes a big deal out of it and causes so much drama.” After that, she sat me down and said they went in the courtroom and he wanted to leave, and he was leaving until they called his name. He went in, and they said he had to go to jail. His face was so, so sad. My mom said he wanted to leave, but he was too late.

  • Dominique Esquilin by Dominique Esquilin
  • 5 months ago

My dad has been out of jail since 2016 until now. Yesterday (12/10/18) I got a call. It was from my mom. She sounded sad but happy at the same time. She told me, “Dominique, I know you might not be excited, but they got him, baby. He can’t harass us. We are free.” I didn’t know what to do. I was heartbroken but couldn’t show it. If I had shown it, she would have felt bad and sorry for me. She knows I hate that I can’t stand people who act sorry for people. My mom told me everything is gonna get better. As a tear fell down my face I ran away from the phone, looking for a quiet and safe place to just be able to cry and have nobody hear me. I write poems about myself.

  • Brianna Rose Cuellar by Brianna Rose Cuellar
  • 11 months ago

My father has been in and out of jail since he was 9. I didn't meet him till I was 5 at my birthday party. I cried because I thought a random guy was hugging me. He was in and out my life from then until the 3rd grade, which was the last time I saw him. He moved to Las Vegas and got into some trouble. He calls me every week. He'll be out in 10-15 more months. I'm now 17 and going to college. Even if we always talk, I don't really know my own father. So this poem definitely made me tear up.

  • Savannah Mcdonald by Savannah Mcdonald
  • 1 year ago

Dad, I miss you a lot. You have been in jail for a while now. I was looking forward to seeing you this summer, but you ended up in jail again. You are in Pennsylvania, and I am in Florida. I want to call you, but I can't. Mom won't let me. If you see this, I'm still your little princess. I may be your big princess now, but you are still my king. Love, Savannah

  • Alona Delgado by Alona Delgado
  • 11 months ago

As a kid growing up, I know your hurt. I'm 14 now and my dad hasn't been there for me growing up. He always gave me hope saying he would come home, but he never did and still hasn't. He calls me his little princess too, and I remember writing to him, calling him my king. I get the pain you feel and it's awful, but we just have to keep hope that they will be home sooner than later.

  • Mariesha Reid by Mariesha Reid
  • 11 months ago

I love it, and thank you for this poem. It sounds wonderful. My dad is in jail right now, but I still love him, and my mom won't let me call my dad either.

  • Michaela Farmer by Michaela Farmer
  • 1 year ago

Thank you so much for this poem. It captured the pain I feel right now about my dad who just got arrested yesterday. It helps me feel like I'm not alone.

  • Diamond Williams by Diamond Williams
  • 1 year ago

I know how you feel because my daddy has been in jail from time to time. He is in jail right now, and every time I think about him I cry. I can’t wait until he gets out, and when he does, I hope he doesn’t go back.

  • Katearricka Sales by Katearricka Sales
  • 1 year ago

My dad recently got locked up some months ago. We were just beginning to grow a bond again, because since I was born he was in and out of jail. When I found out that he got locked up I couldn't do anything but cry. It killed me inside because when he was out he was always there for me whenever I needed him.

  • Carley Wright by Carley Wright
  • 1 year ago

Ok. So my dad has been on and off of drugs since I was very little. Mom won't tell me an age. Yes, my mom was on some, but I'm with her now. My dad had a son when I was 10. He ended up getting with my mom's ex best friend, who is a very bad drug addict, and she's my brother's mom and he got arrested a few times in the past but was only there for a week or less. Well, he was trying to get his license back while driving back and forth to work still on probation. He got caught and they said that hears a court date. He missed the court date and a probation meeting, so he had a warrant and he came to see me the day before he got picked up or turned himself in, and I'm not sure which one, but I've gone and visited him twice. He's serving 200 days, and his release date is August 31st, and it can't be here any sooner. I feel like it's all my fault because I wasn't there to help. I chose to live with my mom and not him because he was still on drugs, so I promise that you're not alone. I felt alone a lot.

  • Amber Floyd by Amber Floyd
  • 1 year ago

Same thing happened to me. I'm sorry that it happened to you. My dad's in jail at this moment for the same thing. I hope you're okay.

  • Anon by Anon
  • 2 years ago

The last time I saw my dad was July 23, 2015. My dad is currently in jail right now. My dad was in jail for eight years before. He got out when I was in second grade. The reason he went to jail doesn't matter. This is the third time my dad has been in jail. The first time he went to jail he was guilty, but this time he is innocent. He didn't do something that some person wanted him to do, so he had to pay... he was in jail for a couple months the second time and then under house arrest. I thought my sister and my brother and I would be able to see him this Christmas. Turns out he's back in jail. I have never felt so much pain in my life than right now. My dad may not be an angel, but he is in my eyes. I love him so much. My quinceanera is coming up. I'm becoming a woman. It breaks my heart not knowing if my dad will be there to see me on that special day. I don't know if we'll have our father daughter dance and that just kills me. Papa, you may be locked up, but you're not forgotten.?

  • Corrina Shirley Mackey by Corrina Shirley Mackey
  • 1 year ago

I'm so sorry about your dad, but don't worry because the same situation happened with my dad. I wish I can take that back, but I can't, and if you ever need someone to talk to I'm here, so never ever feel down.

  • Krystal by Krystal
  • 2 years ago

Anon, I know how you feel because my papa went to jail not so long ago. It killed me because I have been texting and calling him for the past few days until I called my grandma. She said he was in jail. I am only 11 years old, and I don't see him very much. Even before he went to jail we didn't really see each other. He went to jail because he was drinking and driving, and I hope you see your papa on your quinceanera.

  • Anonymous by Anonymous
  • 2 years ago

My dad has been in jail, and I have never missed him more, but the thing is he was never there for me on my birthday or Christmas. I was supposed to see him, but I figured it that he went to jail. I found this out and I cried for 3 hours (ten minutes but felt like 3 hours). All I can tell you is that a lot of dads are like this and you have people that love you and that will support you. People that care about you will always do what's best for you. My grandma and mom didn't want me to see my dad because he's a drug addict, but I told them that I just wanted to see him, and they said they would try to get him to see me. But I have to be supervised with him; I can't be alone with him. Just listen to the people who love you and you will be ok. P.S. Listen to sad songs. It helps you get your tears out.

  • Bryanna Jakson by Bryanna Jakson
  • 2 years ago

Ok, I know all of you who are reading this are already hurt, but trust me, just know you are not the only one going through this. I am for sure. My dad is in jail for the stupidest thing possible. I know all of us are upset, but you know time heals everything. Just keep on saying that in your head. I know how hard it is talking to your dad through a plastic phone behind a plastic window or hearing his voice on the phone. I cry every time, and I'm only 11. My dad has been in for half my life, but look don't be saying that you hate your dad for the things he has done because one day you are gonna wish you had never said those words. Everyone makes mistakes sometime in their life. Just know I care and everyone is here for you. <3

  • Bella Bufferd by Bella Bufferd
  • 11 months ago

I have been able to visit my dad. I've been too busy, plus my mom doesn't like me doing stuff without her. She says I'm too young. My dad's been in jail for 6 years. The only time I talked with my dad was on the phone a couple times. After I hung up the first time I just cried. I guess the real problem is I just can't show other people my emotions.

  • Haley by Haley
  • 2 years ago

This poem made me cry the first time I read it. My father was sent to prison before I was born, and I am 14 right now. My father won't be out until 2034. All I have of my father is pictures, and I really wish I could meet him. I used to think I was the only one in the world that their father was in prison, and this poem makes me realize I'm not. Thanks.

  • Carlee by Carlee
  • 2 years ago

I know how you feel. My dad was in jail a couple times and then when I was 6 he went to prison until I was like 10. He missed every birthday, every Christmas, but my dad is in my life but not like I want him to be. Just be strong. That's all I can tell you!

  • Jakob by Jakob
  • 2 years ago

My dad has been in and out of prison my whole life. He gets out next year. All I have to tell you is keep you head up. Everything is going to be ok.

  • Mareonssahrayclemons by Mareonssahrayclemons
  • 2 years ago

My dad is in jail. I miss him even more every day. I love him so much. Little girls out here don't need to be saying they hate their dad or they wish their dad was dead because one day they will regret that.

  • Jayden by Jayden
  • 2 years ago

My daddy's in jail, and I want him home. Without him, I feel lost, with nowhere to go. I love him so much but don't know if he feels the same. I think of him all of the time, and he's stuck in my brain. Does he even care? Will he even dare to come back home to us? This is all so unfair.

  • Sara by Sara
  • 2 years ago

I wept and wept reading this poem. My father is in jail for more than two years now. He was innocent and was given sentence because he did not give bribes. I love you dad. It is so hard to live without you. You are my beacon of light. my love.

  • Sierra Kemp by Sierra Kemp
  • 2 years ago

This poem really touched my heart because I'm only sixteen and in 2014 by dad left for prison when I was at a pool party. He was my best friend and I told him everything. He has 3 1/2 years, he won't get out until the month of my 18th birthday. He missed ALL my teenage years. I also have two little brothers 6&9. We miss him very much but get to talk to him on the phone a lot. I never felt so much pain from not being able to see someone everyday. I LOVE YOU DADDY!

  • Skylar by Skylar, Indiana
  • 3 years ago

I feel like this poem was made for me. My Dad left in March of last year due to a DUI and he has one year to serve. This has honestly been the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life. Some days my Mom didn't know how she was even going to feed herself, my brother, and me. She did end up getting a better paid job, so I just want everyone to know that everything does happen for a reason and everyone will make it. I have 59 days until I get to touch my best friends skin again and start my normal life up. You all got this, be strong. God Bless.

  • Makayla by Makayla
  • 2 years ago

This brought tears to my eyes. My dad is in prison for two more years because of drugs and I mostly talk to him through letters and the phone. It's been really hard on me and I understand.

  • Lilli Burd by Lilli Burd, Massachusetts
  • 3 years ago

I loved this poem. My father is in jail for robbing a bank. I cried so much after read this. It is absolutely beautiful. Although my father only has two years it still is very hard. He missed my bat mitzvah, he will miss my graduation into high school (which is not the biggest deal but still) and he will miss much more in the year and a half he still has left.

  • Kalei Marie by Kalei Marie
  • 2 years ago

It's OK my dad's been in prison for robbing a bank. I haven't seen mine since I was 2 and can't see him till I'm 18. That's still 6 more years. I know I don't know you but I'm here if you need anything?

  • Chelsea by Chelsea, TX
  • 3 years ago

This brought tears to my eyes. I love my dad and miss him so much. It's hard to keep your head up if you have lost your dad to prison.

  • Lilymay by Lilymay
  • 2 years ago

My dad is in jail too, and I miss him so much. I fell sick. When I see him I just want him back home with his family and friends. I am 9, only 8 when he went away. Eleven more years to go.

  • Brit by Brit, Illinois
  • 3 years ago

I am not sure of how many times I teared up over this. My father was arrested for murder one month ago. It was a crime of passion and it has broken our hearts into millions of pieces. I'm nearly 30 years old. I cannot emphasize how close I was to him; but maybe I wasn't? The man that was there for me through everything: boring 5th grade concerts, nightmares, my mom abandoning me, kids bullying me, learning how to drive, holidays, birthdays, boyfriends, kids.... the list is endless. Maybe I wasn't there enough for him. My Dad will never walk me down the aisle, he will never cook the Thanksgiving turkey to perfection, never have random road trips, never hang out again. The heartbreak of losing your father to prison is a feeling of loss that words cannot explain; there is no closure. So, thank you for this poem. God bless all the rest of you enduring the loss of your fathers.

  • Crystal Cabrales by Crystal Cabrales, Los Angeles California
  • 4 years ago

This poem really got to me.. My dad was taken from our family when I was 11 years old. I'm gonna be 22 now and expecting my first baby.. My dad wasn't an angel but to me he could do no wrong, he was the big guy I looked up to. I was definitely a daddy's girl.. I didn't speak to my dad for 10 years out of anger for not being there for us and oh, what I would do to take that all back. Now we're back in touch and I've seen him for the first time since he's been gone and I feel our relationship is stronger than ever.. I'll always love my dad and have faith he'll one day be home.. Thank you for this poem!

  • Christian Runyon by Christian Runyon, Texas USA
  • 4 years ago

This past October, my dad was sent to jail for probation violation. He left Texas for 6 years for work. And he recently returned back to Texas 2 years ago. We thought that he paid off all of his warrants. But we were sadly mistaken. The cops showed up at my dads front door one day and took him away to the county jail for 10 days. Then they moved him to the county that he had gotten in trouble. He was in that county jail for 4 months. And maybe 2 months ago, they moved him to a state prison, and now he has to serve 2 years in prison. I miss him everyday. It's weird not being able to see my dad every other two weeks.. before they took my daddy, he was a roughneck that worked on oil rigs. My mom is now financially struggling without my dad's help with child support. My dad will never do any wrong in my eyes, I love and miss my dad with all my heart. He will forever be my hero.

  • Andres by Andres
  • 4 years ago

I'm 13 right now and my dad was arrested on Nov 28,2012, also known as my 11th birthday. When I woke up the 1st thing I did was go up to my dad, for I looked up to him he's always been there for me. He hugged me and said "Happy birthday son I love you". I came back to my house only to find out that he was arrested. He's serving a 21 year sentence right now and it's been really hard. But I understand how you all feel but always remember god is always there for you every step of the way.

  • Takaiyah Bailey by Takaiyah Bailey, Athens Ga
  • 5 years ago

I really liked this Poem. My Dad is in Jail and it really hurts me because I Really Miss Him !!!

  • Laurie Watkins by Laurie Watkins, California
  • 5 years ago

My son's father has been locked up since I was 13 weeks pregnant. He wasn't there for his birth. And now my son is 4 and a half years old. His dad won't be home until my son is around 15 or 16 years old. He's only seen his a few times. 3 or 4 times when he was an infant through glass. And then again when my son was 3 years old. Also through a glass window. Because in county jail there are no contact visits. But now he's in prison and we can't afford to fly out to Texas. (He's in federal prison). So he's never even touched our sons skin. It's so weird still that it really happened this way, I think about it every single day still. And it's been 5 years. I don't know if I'm ever going to be used to it, truthfully. Thank you for posting this poem. It's comforting to know we're not the only ones in this situation. Thanks again.

  • Cayla by Cayla, Texas
  • 5 years ago

This Saturday I watched my dad get taken away to prison for child's support. It was the most devastating thing a child should ever see. I hope I can see him soon..now I have to be strong for my other siblings who really don't understand what is going on.

  • Aliyah Davis by Aliyah Davis
  • 5 years ago

Represents me, my dad been gone since I was 1 years old now I am 13. It makes me feel better that I'm reading this because I'm not the only one with this faze, thank you so much for this poem it really Made me HAPPY.

  • Jemma-Leigh Fesus by Jemma-Leigh Fesus
  • 5 years ago

I'm 11 my daddy has only been in jail for about 5 months and I really wish he was home. He might be coming home in a few day I can't wait I'm really scared.

I love you daddy

  • Brittney by Brittney, Lindsay ON
  • 5 years ago

My Dad made a bad and desperate decision in a foreign country and has been sentenced 6 months for drugs, even though he is a lucky man who has people who love him and would not leave him in that situation, it is hard as his daughter to think about him gone so far away.

  • Mollie-Leah by Mollie-Leah, Stoke
  • 5 years ago

My dad went into prison when I was 8 years old, it was really hard for me and my family. I was speaking too him for the first 2 weeks then my mum phoned the prison and told them to stop it. I am now 15 years old my dad is possibly being released July 2014. I miss him day by day he's my rock and always will be. love you daddy!<3

  • Zxen Buhay by Zxen Buhay, Doha
  • 5 years ago

It is the same for me. My father was in jail for 8 years. I used to be the bread winner in my family, I'm the eldest, and even though we don't have good memories, I always think of him. I'm just wishing that someday soon he will be come home.

  • Deanna Cole by Deanna Cole
  • 6 years ago

I am going through the same thing I am 13 years old and this will be my 2th years he is not with me for my birthday and Christmas it is really hard. I have been with my dad for 7 years and it is hard not being with him for 2 years .I miss you daddy.

  • Kyle by Kyle, Cherokee Iowa
  • 6 years ago

My dad has been in prison since I was five I am now 21 and it fells like I'm falling apart without my dad he is serving life without parole. He was falsely accused of doing something that he didn't do. I wish I had a father growing up maybe I wouldn't of been in the trouble that I am in and wouldn't be looking at prison time myself but I don't have kids either though I been trying to stay good but it's hard.

  • Colorado Northglenn by Colorado Northglenn
  • 6 years ago

The story is like my life. My dad is in Alaska and I'm 11. He was trafficking drugs he was sent to Alaska he has never been there for me. He has missed all my birthdays he always put drugs before me. I'm so happy you put this up because it helps me think about how I am not the only who goes through this thank you

  • Anonymous by Anonymous
  • 6 years ago

This poem has touched me very much.
I am only 11 about to turn 12 in 17 days. My dad will be going to jail for 5 years. He will be leaving in 4 weeks. Everything good happened to me this year. I want him to be here but he can't. As I read this poem I had tears down my face. I tried so hard not to cry I did not want my parents to hear me. I am very sad. I have two older brothers and a mom but it is just not the same.

  • Jade Khabeer by Jade Khabeer
  • 6 years ago

Well I am a preteen and my Dad is ................. Going to Jail Monday
I Love this Poem SO much I might send it to him in Jail
I'm going to miss him SO much !!! He took care of all his 5 Kids I'm sad :{

  • Vanessa Galvez by Vanessa Galvez
  • 6 years ago

I can relate to this in many ways it applies to me a lot!
Going through such a harsh time growing up. I didn't know my dad till I hit 13. We finally met, things went good till April 10 2012. Got sent to jail it hurts so much to see him behind that window, he's in a fight for his life, just hope all goes well but I'm so depressed deep down inside he was the only one I can count on. Now that he's gone I don't have no one.. Just gotta face my fears and wipe my tears wake up everyday stronger than yesterday. Love you dad you'll be out soon <3

  • Annyvette by Annyvette, California
  • 6 years ago

This reminds me a lot of me and my dad. He has been in jail for about 16 years. He has been in there ever since I was born. I only seen him once when I was 9 yrs old. I looked up to my grandpa as a father. He was the only one I could go to and be comfortable with. Ever since my grandpa passed away in 08' things have been different because EVERY little girl needs a dad in their life. I don't know when my dad gets out, but when the day comes I'm going to spend a lot of time, to make-up for the time that he did in jail. I Love You Daddy.! C': <333333333

  • Ceaira by Ceaira, Buffalo
  • 6 years ago

My dad is in jail and has been as long as I remember. My mom died when I was 10 and I'm 14 years old. My dad is serving 55-life. and was falsely convicted of double homicide. This poem made me cry and I'm going to mail it to him.

  • Thea by Thea, Texas
  • 6 years ago

My dads been in jail all his life. I see him once a year. Last time I saw him I was in 6th grade, he came to the house at 6:00 I left at 7:00 for school and when I came back he wasn't there. This year I'll be a freshmen in a health magnet school. It's been like that all my life. On the bright side, he hugs me for hours on end when he does and talk about how great I am. But I can smell the fumes of the pot ever so strongly, or whatever he's smoking and the beer on his breath. He bought me a stereo for my birthday, not a cheap one either, it's kind of... Retro. I'm not sure where he got the money though from a guy who comes out of jail. It was the only birthday present I had gotten from him. He's put me in my grandparents care. There was a period in which they didn't want me to live their, there was fights, smacking, and I wanted to kill myself. I'd cry and he was never there. He's getting out in June, and I'm kind of anxious.

  • Breanna by Breanna, Australia
  • 6 years ago

My dads in jail, but he's only been there for just over a year, and he gets out at the end of this year. I just miss him so much, but I'm lucky, coz I get to see him most weekends. I'm 13 and my brothers 11, and we have to live with my mother, but we don't want to. She tried to keep us from seeing my dad and his family and she treated my dad like a dog for 16 years! Their divorce is going through tomorrow, and my dad will be a free man in one way - he won't have his wife anymore!! Soo happy.

  • Jazzy by Jazzy, Wrexham
  • 7 years ago

This is almost spot on about me and my dad, he's coming out soon and I've never been so excited in my life! I love my daddy soo much! <3<3<3 I'm glad I'm not the only child with their daddy in prison but I love my daddy with all my heart and more! <3 :') xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Liah Ia by Liah Ia
  • 7 years ago

My daddy's been in jail since I was a baby. I don't know what he did. My ma and brother say I have to ask him when he's ready to tell me. He's still in prison. We talk and email each other. I'm only 12 and miss my daddy a lot. I visited him last year. It was difficult seeing him like that. It was great seeing him. Until I had to leave. Now when I talk to him I cry. I miss him a lot. I'll always be daddy's lil girlie. Love ya daddy<3

  • Unknown by Unknown
  • 7 years ago

My dad has been in jail for 1 month and he has 4 kids and it hurts me to go see him like that because I just know when I do go see him it will be through glass and I won't be able to hug him! I love and miss you daddy! -Daddy's little girl

  • Haydn by Haydn, Crewe
  • 7 years ago

My dad has been in jail for 2 weeks and it feels like it has been forever. Miss you dad, love you always.

  • Kristie by Kristie, Louisville Ky
  • 7 years ago

My Dad got locked up on Feb 16, 2006 and I was getting ready to be born on March 7, 2006 but my daddy is going to be in prison until 2037. I'm now 5 getting ready to be 6 and I have only seen my dad 4 times in my whole life. My dad is moving to the Lagrange soon, so I will be able to go see him more. I love and miss him, I wish I had my daddy in my everyday life...

  • Jazzidy by Jazzidy
  • 7 years ago

Awww I loved these poems! My dad has been in jail for 2 months and it looks like he's been there for years!

  • Rachel by Rachel, Denver Colorado
  • 7 years ago

My dad has been in jail for 15 years now I love him very much. I love this poem makes me think of how much I wish he was here. He thinks he will not make it home but all I can do is pray my kids love him and want their grandpa to come home already. He is not a bad person was just made some bad ideas when he was young daddy I miss and love you with all my heart :-)
love your baby girl raquel

  • Queenb by Queenb, San Antonio Tx
  • 7 years ago

My dad also has been incarcerated since I was 3 years old. I'm now 31 and if I haven't realized how much it effected me back in my younger years, I most definitely see it now. I now have four children of my own and being the best I can be to them is so important to me because at times I feel no one cared to do that for me. My mom has been deceased for the past 6 yrs, and God has been my only support system since. Now that I am getting ready for marriage and a husband I need my father more then anything. I pray they let me go soon, he has paid his time and it not only effected him, but I'm innocent and waiting to have him spend some time of our lives together. I love & miss you daddy... Danny little girl, forever.

  • Nae' by Nae', VA
  • 7 years ago

I'm 14 now and my dad has been in jail since I was probably 6 or 5 and he doesn't get out till I'm 18 years old. He has missed a lot in my life and now I have a boyfriend and he is missing that to.
I actually wrote this letter down and I sent it to him this poem touches me so badly because I miss my father so much and when he comes back I'm going to be off to college and I don't know when I'm going to see him again.

  • Lakyn by Lakyn, NC
  • 7 years ago

This story is very touching because my stepdad just got in jail for drugs and he was in my life for 11 years and replaced my biological dad.
I love my stepdad more than anything and a lot more went on other than the drugs, but my mom is no longer with him and now we can't see him or anything, I'm going to really miss him so much, now I have no father by my side but he will always be in my heart.

  • Kate by Kate
  • 7 years ago

My dad went to prison this year and this poem really helps.

  • Gabriela by Gabriela
  • 7 years ago

This poem has touched me in many ways my father has been in prison for 2 years. Five kids out here waiting for his return in July. I, the oldest 14, 15 in June. A 13 year old turning 14 in November, a 11 year old turning 12 in July. An 8 year old turning 9 in October, and a 4 year old turning 5 in August. We pray for our dads return. He's on parole. Come home.

  • Leah by Leah
  • 8 years ago

My dad has been In jail for a month for stealing from people he works for but This story just touches me!<3 It's such a beautiful poem the first time I saw it I loved it!

  • Sophie by Sophie
  • 8 years ago

This really touched me, my dad is in jail and isn't getting out for another 17 years. I am going to use this poem for one of my English classes and show it to the class. thank you! and its crazy how I've been looking around for poems about dads in jail because of drugs and this poem is perfect!

  • Daddy by Daddy, Imissyou
  • 8 years ago

My daddy is going to a court case in a while. if he doesn't win. He may be in jail until I turn 34 and I'm 14 right now.

  • Jy by Jy
  • 8 years ago

I really like this poem it really touched me I know how all of you feel as my dad has been in jail since I was six and he still has not got a release date so I can't say when he will be with me. I am now 18 coming up 19 and it still gets to me it's like part of me is missing.

  • Lynnsey by Lynnsey
  • 9 years ago

my dad left when I was five he has been in prison ever since I miss him so mush I wish he could know how I feel. I hate him for going. I was his little girl I remember nothing about him he was never at home. I know he loves me I know he always will. I am 16 now it has been 10 years I just hope things will be the same when he gets home

  • Kaly Covington-Bruce by Kaly Covington-Bruce
  • 9 years ago

I don't have any kids but my niece's father is in prison. She is only a few months old right now. I know she will be hurt for life if ne never gets out. I just hope that she has the strength and courage to get by like the rest of you. I'm sorry you were dealt them cards. You are in my prayers.

  • Andrea Margritz by Andrea Margritz
  • 9 years ago

I really like this poem it reminds me about my kids. Their dad is in prison and doesn't get out until 2012. They hurt each and every day with out a dad.

  • Christina Rodriguez by Christina Rodriguez
  • 10 years ago

The poem relly touched me alot. It has emotions and it really goes with what is happening with me and my dad

  • Azaria by Azaria
  • 10 years ago

this poem totally represents me. my father is in jail and has been for almost 18 yrs. he has been in since I was 5 months old. he gets out in 2012 which is soon and I cant wait for him to get out so I can be with him. I love him very much.

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