**"Daddy"** Poem of the Week: January 23, 2005

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**"Daddy"** Poem of the Week: January 23, 2005

Post by heinzs » Thu Feb 07, 2002 6:00 pm

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"Daddy"

In the darkness I sit,
sobbing uncontrollably,
inconsolably.
My back against the bed,
my knees tight
against my chest.
I rock with each sob,
punctuating the dreadful pain.
I see his naked form,
floating,
bobbing on the pool surface
like a rubber toy.
I know he is gone -
nevermore to romp and frolic
in carefree childish joy.
Never again shall I hold him
tightly to my heart
as I now hug my knees.
In the midst of my family
I am alone
and lost.
Grief and memory
are all that remain.
Despair clouds my mind
and I consider ending it -
the truth is unbearable.
But something stays my hand,
and now, after twenty years,
the pain no longer stabs
quite so sharply.
At long last it is time
to let this aged scar
rest upon my soul.
I must forge ahead
towards life!
Too long ignored,
too many others hurt
in the process.
I must heal myself
before I can heal
my family.

But...
he never called me
"Daddy".

2-7-2002

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Nominated for Poem of the Week on 1/18/2005
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Post by heinzs » Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:12 am

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Post by nrip4life » Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:24 am

:cry:..pops i wept at this poem and i agree :bump: ...this is the most sadening poem ive read since i cannot recalect...i am in awe..and i am also in remorse for this powerful pain you have revealed...bless you heinz......nrip
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Post by heinzs » Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:40 am

Thank you nrip... it was a looong time ago, yet feels like yesterday.
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God Bless You Heinz

Post by Debbie » Wed Jan 12, 2005 6:23 am

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
Heinz my heart was screaming as I read this poem, I'm a mother of 4 and almost lost one in a car accident.. I say almost..i can never understand your grief..but have a fair idea of the pain you felt.
I'm also smiling for you because your pain has eazed in your heart..even though it still feels like yesterday.
God love you..you are such a kind person Heinz.. I got a taste of that last night.. thanks again for all of your help.
I pray I worded this right..
D.

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Post by heinzs » Wed Jan 12, 2005 9:31 am

You worded that just fine, Debbie. Thank you.

It is the most devastating thing that can ever happen to a parent, and yet it happens every day to thousands around the world. Accident, disease, famine, war and natural disaster all take their tolls. What disturbs me the most is the intentional violence perpetrated upon the innocent by family members or strangers. It is not a perfect world by any means.

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Post by Richard taylor » Mon Jan 17, 2005 5:27 am

been through this my friend it never leaves but one think
holds me as i wrote about mam

" we don't really die, this life is the start not the end

we open a door and go into another room I will see you there mam"

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Post by heinzs » Mon Jan 17, 2005 9:54 pm

I believe that, too, Richard! Thankyou!
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Post by moonflower » Mon Jan 17, 2005 11:22 pm

words are not adequate to express the sorrow i felt after reading this Heinzs.. :cry: my heart (and my eyes) was crying clear through it :cry: :cry: ..so sad and unfair!..its every parents nightmare..but i too am so thankful that time has made it somewhat bearable for you..and, as God promises, we all have the hope of seeing our dead loved ones again someday..

thank you for sharing this with us Heinzs..may your burden be lightened to know that others care..*hugs*
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Post by Friend_forever » Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:20 am

:bow:

Its a sad poem, I cant really know what you went through - And I pray that nobody else should have to experience all that pain that you have gone through... :cry: :cry:

I was crying through the whole poem... And words cant express what i felt after reading the whole piece... I was just imagining if it were I instead of you going through all that pain, I guess I would have died...

May god bless you...

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Post by heinzs » Wed Jan 19, 2005 12:10 am

Thanks Val. It is only the fact that others did care that I was able to survive the depths of my grief and continue living.

Actually, Nosh, part of me (the "old" me) did die. The part that lived on had a rough time of it yet managed to become who I am today. I am much more serene in my new self than I ever could have been before.

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Post by Haroo » Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:28 am

Like usual ...

AWESOME WRITE!!!!
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Post by moonflower » Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:31 am

:bump: i cried as i read through this again :crying: ..such a truly unforgettable piece this is Heinzs..

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Post by heinzs » Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:36 pm

Thanks Val.

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Re: **"Daddy"** Poem of the Week: January 23, 2005

Post by heinzs » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:53 pm

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