Dad, Don’t Leave

Posted: September 18, 2010 in Poetry
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I hold your hand, I want you to stay

I want your hugs, and I will pray

Can I come with you, is it safe?

Can I be there for you at the base?

Mom needs you and I need you

But she says my country needs too

Why do people fight daddy?

Why do people hate daddy?

Who are you fighting?

Are they monsters…

Or are they like me?

Weren’t they kids too ?

Did they mess up or did we?

Why Daddy? why?

Please stay and don’t die

In a far-off land that I can’t reach…

Mommy and me and my teddy

We will pray all night and day

Don’t go daddy…I need you too…


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  1. Gaurav says:

    Nicely Written… :)

  2. buttercup600 says:

    Felt this very deeply, awesome writing :) xx

  3. Thanks Gaurav :)

    Thank you Amanda :)

  4. brian says:

    oh dang…just seeing the pics i already knew…emotional piece for me…nice one shot!

  5. This is heart wrenching. Nice one shot. Love and Light, Sender

  6. Desert rose says: i felt shivers and tears ran on my face..too heartedly touchy! the flow is beautiful..the images broke my heart..great oneshot! i hate wars..

  7. Jingle says:

    I feel your sentiments,
    lovely done!

  8. dustus says:

    Touching poem through the eye’s of a child. The images break my heart too.

  9. very touching poem Suja.. the emotion is very deep and strikes a chord in the heart!

    My One Shot

  10. Claudia says:

    such a touching, heart-wrenching piece! i can feel the pain in those questions and the helplessness of having no answers at all.. fantastic write!

  11. hollyheir says:

    Through the eyes of a child. So poignant, touching, and true. Surely in all these thousands of years we could find a better way..and the cynics whisper…in America, “it’s a business”…and we sigh and bow our heads. Thanks, Gay (@beachanny)

  12. that was so heart pulling…a great write but in no way a joyous piece…and the questions you asked are so right to be asked..thanks for sharing…pete

  13. PattiKen says:

    “Why, Daddy?” This is one of those horrible questions with an even more horrible answer. Very poignant one shot.

  14. Thank you all for reading and the feedbacks. Sorry for the delayed response. Was busy with moving etc.
    Thanks Patty, Pete, Claudia, Hollyheir, Leo, Jingle, Desert Rose, Brian, Senderupwords, Adam for your thoughts on the verse