Father Poem

A son pleading for his father not to leave tells him how special he is.

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This poem was a major speaker of my feelings toward my father who at this time is not present in my life. I resent him for all the emotional and physical abuse, but I often catch myself...

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Hey Daddy, Please Come Back

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Published: February 2006

Hey Daddy,

There are a couple of things I think you missed
So write this down, make a little list.
Here are a couple of things that I want you to remember
That sometimes you seem to forget.
You're not the only one.
There are also a couple of things that I need to fix.

Hey Daddy,

Don't forget to tell me you love me.
Don't be too embarrassed to grab me and hug me.
If it makes you feel better, go ahead and slug me.

Hey Daddy,

No matter how much you bug me,
Just know that I enjoy your company,
Laughing when you make fun of me.

Hey Daddy,

I'll try and set aside the girls
At least one day a week
So you won't get so mad at me
So we can hop in the truck and go four-wheeling.

Hey Daddy,

Remind me to give you a hug goodnight.
I never want you to feel
Like I'm leaving you out to dry.
Don't be afraid to grab my hand
Just because it doesn't feel right.
I never wanna regret
Not doing it later on in life.

Hey Daddy,

Please hang on to me.
I'm growing up way too fast.
Too much of the future,
Not enough of the present day or past.


Hey Daddy,

Please don't let me go.
I want these years to last.
I just wish I could let you know
How much I don't want you to leave,
How much I appreciate your company.

Hey Daddy,

I'm not gonna tell you to walk a little slower.
I'll just catch up.
I'm not gonna tell you that you're leading my life.
I'm just gonna tell you to show your love.

Hey Daddy,

I didn't want you to see the tears in my eyes
When I was standing there waving goodbye.
I didn't want you to get on that plane.
I didn't want you to take that flight.

Hey Daddy,

Ford looked up to me as you pulled away.
He said on the verge of tears,
"Jesse, I don't want Daddy to go to work today."
In the back of my mind
I recalled all of the fun over the years.

Hey Daddy,

I promise I tried to hold back the tears,
But I couldn't; I cried, it hurt so bad.
I could've died, it made me so mad
To know that I couldn't stop you from leaving.
Now the whole family is grieving,
But no one is as hurt as I am.
I lost my best friend when you left.
I lost my Buddy, my Brother, my Friend.

Hey Daddy,

I can't write anymore,
The tears are falling and the ink is fading.
I haven't really been myself lately.

Hey Daddy,

I just couldn't hold back.
Cut me some slack.

Hey Daddy,

Please come back.

Hey Daddy,
Friend
Brother
Dad
Please Come Back

Love Always,
Your Son,
Jesse Debenport

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  • by Mindy
  • 6 years ago

This poem was a major speaker of my feelings toward my father who at this time is not present in my life. I resent him for all the emotional and physical abuse, but I often catch myself thinking about the very few good memories I had with him.
"I know you're in there somewhere daddy, I need you in my life!"
I tried often to tell him how much he meant to me, but it never seemed to go through. I love him very much and I wish with all my heart that the father I once knew would return and make my world whole again.

  • by Claudi, India
  • 8 years ago

Am experiencing the most dreadful moments of a life. My dad expired in a road accident 2 years before. And the horrible thing is that I did not speak to him in his last month. I just gave him hatred and stupid looks even though he came begging to me to speak with him. Guess how this wound kills me. I miss my dad..Badly .. Very Badly. I feel that I have become idle in this world. Come back Dad!!

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