My mommy cries daddy
You’re drinking and yelling and cursing so
Makes me run and hide my eyes
My ears are sore and so is my heart
From what you do night after night;
You spend all your money that we need for food
On beer and fun that you say you need
I want to run so far away
But where would I go I ask myself.
I pray to JESUS to help us so
I reach for HIS hand to not let me go
I wish my daddy would reach for us
And hold me and tell me he loves me now
Instead he wants his beer and fun and swearing.
If he could only take me to church I ask
And teach me about the one called JESUS.
But instead he would rather have his beer and friends.
I am tired of him yelling and falling down drunk,
I want a daddy that wants me to.
So daddy I cry and cry today
But you never hear my sad word that I SAY
You just don’t know how you hurt me so.
Other daddy’s take their kids to the park
And other daddy’s teach them how to play
Other daddy’s keep their kids safe from harm
But my daddy doesn’t care if I live or die.
Don’t you know I am going to grow up and hate you so?
Like you hate me?
When you don’t come to plays at school
When you just don’t care
I want to ask you,
Dear daddy why do you hurt me so?
BY: POET DEBORAH BROOKS LANGFORD
©Copyright 2011 by POET DEBORAH BROOKS-LANGFORD