Little Girl Lost
Author: Catyrose


Once upon a time I was your little girl
A Dresden doll with Shirley Temple curls
You always seemed so proud of me
Back in the days when I was two or three

It seems like only yesterday
When you came to tell me she had gone far far away
The angels took her home with them
You said they needed her way back then

After that you turned away
No longer did we sit and play
You turned to the bottle for love and affection
While little girl lost starved for attention

I grew up fast and left that place
I vanished and barely left a trace
From time to time we’d try to mend
The hurt and pain from way back when

Tonight I realized some wounds never heal
Tears pool in these eyes as I dare to feel
Your voice on the phone line was hard and crass
Please be my father is all I asked

Silence on the end of the line
Then, “Please call back another time”
The answer then was crystal clear
It was time to face my greatest fear

My father you will never be
Too many years have passed
Since the days when I was two or three
It’s time to face reality

Some things just aren’t meant to be


Comments on this poem/writing:

Robert ( -- Thursday, March 8 2007, 12:42 am

Dad's Little Girl

This is a wonderful poem, but is tragically sad
of a grown woman still reaching out to find a
dad she lost when she needed him so much .
thanks for sharing this with us..
Catyrose ( -- Thursday, March 8 2007, 04:20 am

Your Welcome, Robert

Thanks for reading and your insightful comments. At times I use writing as a therapeutic tool.
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