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I Want My Daddy Back
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My dad was so tall
he could touch the sky
while laughing
at twelve upturned
adoring eyes.

My dad was a carnival ride,
one by one
we would be swept up
in strong arms
and our feather bodies
would rise easily
to the thrills of height,
head gently touched
to ceiling, screams
and giggles erupting
looking down on his
round beloved head
and sparkling eyes
of brown.

My dad smelled
so great, jumping into his
side of the bed
when he'd gone to work
was a favorite place
to stop nightmares
and have sweet dreams.

My dad
was an alcoholic,
ever home as he charmed
other people with his
wit, his style
of happiness,
while six pairs of eyes
waited for his arrival

at the house
of childish dreams
and unknowing hearts,
but my mother knew.

My dad
divorced his real life,
hurting tiny souls
who just wanted their daddy,

My dad
moved away,

and died
from his disease.

My dad
left six hearts
and crying, not


I want my daddy back.

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
© Copyright6/16/02
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Reviewed by Tien Avielle (Reader)
Oh Erin, tears in my eyes - my father also an alcoholic, but he never abandoned me...he died in my arms, when I finally admitted it was hopeless and told the doctors to let him be.
Reviewed by Michael Bauer (Reader)
Bittersweet! Words can't really express how excellent this work is, so I'll do the best I can by giving it a 10. I lost my father February 11, 2002. It sucked real bad because he was in a nursing home 60 miles away and I hadn't talked to him in a couple of weeks. My wife, daughter and I were watching "Fried Green Tomatoes" (this movie, if you haven't seen it, was set in a nursing home) when I looked at the clock and told myself I needed to call him, but it was too late at night. He died the next morning. I've never forgiven myself for taking time for granted.


Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)

This is so heartfelt sweetie. I love it and the time you took to write and share this one excellent.
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader)
Tears the heart moving...and I feel every word you wrote...
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
(((HUGS))) erin...what a lovely, sad tribute...i love what roger said, the ill part of him is gone...all the good parts are in your heart. EXCELLENT! (((HUGS))) and love, karla. :(
Reviewed by shannon Smith (Reader)
great job...memories are forever though, some good some bad but the good are great to look back on
Reviewed by Roger Ochs
Only the ill part of him is gone. All the good parts are in your heart.
Reviewed by Valerie Roeske
oh sweetie, I really feel for you, keep the beautiful memories, hugs to you
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
>tears < a heartfelt tribute! i hope you get your daddy back! love, your friend, karen lynn. (((HUGS))) :(
Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J
Yes, Erin, We all want our Daddy back. A very heartfelt and loving tribute to your father.

LOve from India - Joel -
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