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Daddy, Daddy! When Will You Be Home?

by BusinessLife (writer), The Carolinas, November 10, 2010

Credit: Family Photo - Gillean (BusinessLife)
Daddy gives me 'Night-Night' kisses

I can't see you, Daddy! And I can't hear you, Daddy! When Will You Be Home?

I look for you each day but never seem to find where you are.
I miss you so much, Daddy.

The days drag on and the nights are so scary.
I miss you so much, Daddy.

Why did you have to go away,
Past the moon and the stars.
Way up, up so high?

I wonder why I can't see you, Daddy.
I can't find your Superman arms for a hug
And can't feel your night-night kisses to keep me so snug.
I miss you so much, Daddy.

When Will You Be Home?

Author's note:

I never knew my father. I only knew of him. He inspired me to get involved in news, both radio and TV news, to be specific. As my father was a famous national journalist, working to cover the current President of the United States, and always spending hours upon hours at The White House, just in case a breaking story happened, I knew his life took a lot out of him. Though the photo shows my father giving me kisses after a bath and before heading to bed, I don't remember that moment or any moment with him. But it's all that I have. It's all that I will ever have.

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4 comments on Daddy, Daddy! When Will You Be Home?

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By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE on November 11, 2010 at 07:08 am

Very exciting and instructive piece. This is what is happening with fathers these days. They leave and disappear for ever; maybe they've got a lot of job or it because they have got a 'new office'. If the latter is right, they forget that if one buys a new broom they should not throw the old one because this one knows better the corners of the house. And the new one sweeps cleaner than the old one.

A good father should plan his time and allocate some for the family. Lack of this creates tensions in the household. The presence of the father with the mother in the home is very necessary for the family harmony.

Children need the father and the mother's kisses before going to bed. I remember my little daughter who ca never go to sleep at night as long as I have not come back from job, around 22H 30. Our children need our presence i the home.

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By Frank - icare2be on November 11, 2010 at 03:45 pm

These words speak to the death of my father and words I have said in my mind many years ago.

Thank you... Blessings.... Frank

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By taking off the mask on November 12, 2010 at 05:46 am

nice poem, a bit depressing though. A sad situation i hope i won't have to experiance any time in the near future

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By 'Mean' Mike Duffau on November 18, 2010 at 10:44 pm

i read your bio about your father...very inspirational...along with this poem.

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