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Without You Here

Poetry By: smircle

"I miss you, dad; don't you miss me?
I miss you a lot. I miss my family."
**Was editing Piece by Piece and the thought came to me, so here it is. I'm not sure if I'll continue with it, but here's part of it, anyway. Also, this is not from personal experience.

Submitted:Jun 27, 2014    Reads: 266    Comments: 91    Likes: 52   

The stranger said you had to go.

I asked him why. He didn't know.

He said the words and others cried.

I asked again. No one knew why.

You were too young, my mother sighed,

Tears on her cheeks and in her eyes;

'T'was the only time I saw her cry

Since you left. I don't know why.

I miss you, dad; where have you gone?

Without you the days-they feel so long,

And all the time I feel so sad-

You've left us and mom is mad.

She cries and screams and kicks and shouts;

Says it's my fault you're gone right now.

I hope she's wrong, but never say.

She made me bleed the other day.

I miss you, dad, don't you miss me?

I miss you a lot, I miss my family.


Where are you, dad? I feel so scared.

Mom has gone, but I don't know where.

When you left, she went, too;

I hope she's okay-is she there, with you?

Everything's changed and nothing is fine-

Mom's been drinking all the time.

She drinks and hits and makes me cry

I wish you were here; then all would be fine

I'm scared and worried and feel so sad:

My mom's a stranger; I need my dad,

But you're gone, they say; in a better place,

But how could they say that, while tears streamed mom's face?

The others said that it'd be okay;

That nothing's wrong; that I should feel this way,

But it hurts that you're gone and I don't know where.

There's no one to talk with; no one to share.

I miss you, dad; please come home soon;

Mom and I miss you; it's not the same without you.



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