Father Child Poem

A child works up the courage to say four words that are the most terrifying to say. They are, "I Love You Dad".

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This poem is very touching. It made me cry. A father's love is the best gift that any daughter could receive, and as a daughter, I think a father's happiness rests on his daughter. It might...

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I Love You Dad

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Published: February 2006


After last night,
A night of hell,
A night of tears and pain,
brokenhearts and broken dreams
I should hate you, I told you I did.
I lied.
When you make my tears fall, I despise you
But could never live without you.
You are in me,
and will always be.
Yet still you turned your back on me.
Believing I'm too young to understand,
But I do.
I understand a fury had torn through the house.
Before we could brace ourselves, we turned on each other.
I then at that moment figured out what I fear the most.
Four small words that could change everything.
Change us as individuals
I want to say the words so much that they're begining to destroy my soul inside.
So afraid of your reaction....
Will you yell?
Smile?
Cry?
Or turn away yet again.
Right before I head back to my sanctuary,
I stop
I need to do this
A tear slides down my cheek
I hold my breath and say the words........
I love you Dad

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  • by Kaveendra, sri Lanka
  • 2 months ago

This poem is very touching. It made me cry. A father's love is the best gift that any daughter could receive, and as a daughter, I think a father's happiness rests on his daughter. It might be not expressed in words, but a single look into each other’s eyes says it all.

  • by Rainbow Unicorn
  • 1 year ago

I love this poem. The same four words I fear of saying as well. I've feared saying it ever since I was taken out of his care. When I read it I started crying so much :(

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