Broken promises and sad goodbyes you left me standing all alone with tears in the well of my eyes. In the blink of an eye, you turned your back and walked away; often I wonder if I'm the reason you didn't stay. Everyday I dream of how perfect my life would be if you were here. You could be my everlasting sheild and protect me from all my fears. Or whenever I'm down you would hold me in your arms and wipe away my tears. But deep in my heart I know it will never be; that you would walk back into my life and never leave me. Birthdays, Graduations, Prom: you've missed it all. And it hurts so much because you didn't even bother to call. The truth is I need you here in my life. When I get married, I want you there to give me away to become a wife. And when I graduate I want to see that look of satisfaction on your face. I don't want another man to take your place. For there's nothing I want more in this world than to just be daddy's little girl.
Your poem hit the nail on the head. My ex did this to our daughter while in her early twenties. She is 34 now, and the pain of being erased in his life for his new family has caused nothing...
Daddy's Little Girl
Published: February 2006