Through the Eyes Of A Child

When I was only two years old,
My daddy went away.
He swore he’d always love me,
But he said he couldn’t stay.
Days turned into weeks
And weeks turned into years.
I never saw my father,
He never saw my tears.
He never read me bedtime stories
Or tucked me in at night.
He never showed up for my birthdays,
But I always hoped he might.
He missed my first day of kindergarten
And all of my school plays.
He doesn’t know how smart I am,
My report cards full of A’s.
Sometimes I want to call him
To say Hey Dad I’m still alive!
I’ll be 16 years old soon,
Will you teach me how to drive?
It’s almost time for college,
The years go by so fast.
I’m looking forward to my future,
But I’m still trapped within my past.
I guess I’ll never understand,
Did I do something bad?
My parents got divorced,
But why did I lose my dad?

© Brianna K. Slone
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3 responses to “Through the Eyes Of A Child

  1. Pingback: Through the Eyes Of A Child « The Blackboard Story

  2. sheryl

    its sad what kids go thru during and after the painful process of divorce. it affects them for life. makes them judge situations. its sad. Nice piece tho…kudos!

  3. manda

    touching piece…av been there bt thank God i realized that i,ve got my own destiny to shape. am liberated

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