Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Little Girl Blue


When a little girl
grows up without a dad,
she spends years
and tears
looking for love
in all the wrong places.
She looks for eyes that approve
in all the wrong faces.
She looks in the mirror
for identity,
seeking to identify
her father's traces.

She wonders why
she wasnt enough
to make him stay.
She wonders if he thought of her
all the years he stayed away.
Looking for love,
she finds a bumpy road 
of  heartache
all along the way.

But, if life is kind,
there comes a day
out of the blue,
when a man
with a heart 
both good and true
arrives
to soothe all of the hurt away,
and finally she knows
he is the one
who'll never
walk away.

for Susan's prompt at Mid Week Motif: Fathers. I could have gone in a few directions with this, but decided on my youngest daughter's story. Thankfully, she married her good man last year.



26 comments:

  1. Bless you, SHerry! This is a good blue little girl story, and true for so many. The rhyme here makes it seem easy, and it would fit in a nursery rhyme book. Maybe it should, to support those little ones--girls and boys--who might need more than fairytales to let them know it won't always be like this.

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  2. Such a heartfelt piece here Sherry.. thank you so much for sharing this poem with us. Its a good thing that happiness finally made its way into her life.. God bless her.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  3. A very important message here, Sherry. Yes, it's a tough road when children are abandoned either physically, emotionally or both. Your daughter is very fortunate...good for her!

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  4. Really Love how the sun shines for her at last....may she be always in the warmth of love...God bless...

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  5. Love is the great healer inside and out, a wish here that we all could take hold with.

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  6. We can't be responsible for the mistakes of others, only ourselves...we stayed, we loved, we never went away. I am so glad she found her man!

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  7. What a happy ending, Sherry. A heart-warming tale. I like when stories turn out this way. They don't always...sigh. Was the childhood photo also a photo of her?

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  8. I LOVE happy endings!! Such a bitter-sweet poem, Sherry. ♥

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  9. That must have been heartbreaking for you to witness, Sherry. So glad the story has a happy ending! PS Loved the family snapshot too 💜

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  10. Glad that your daughter got her happy ending--the other place just tears at my gut a bit

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  11. The photograph enhances the poem...I am so pleased she has found happiness .Enjoyed this poem very much.

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  12. A little girl lost without a Dad father-figure is a real thing. More so when more aligned to a Dad as opposed to a son aligned to the Mom. It is a natural thing

    Hank

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  13. Love the poem/story and glad for your daughter. Nice photo too. Blessings!

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  14. Sadly not all fathers live up to expectations but life always presents us opportunities to redress that with wise decisions. A beautiful true story you have told here Sherry.

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  15. What a wonderful thought.. and such a blessing when you find that replacement. those blue eyes to fill the void.

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  16. quite touching and true for it happens to 'little boy blue' also. you know that abandonment issue thingy. always trying so hard to get attention and love, many times the wrong way in the wrong places.

    gracias for such lovely words, mi amiga

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  17. yes really touching....lovely ending!

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  18. What is there not to love in your poem? It is a moving poem, a story that could have gone wrong but fortunately has a sweet ending.

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  19. This poem is made all the more beautiful by the postscript...it also depicts a loving mother knowing what her daughter needs and wants...hoping for it...celebrating it when it comes...

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  20. A parent who leaves can cause problems. Great poem.

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  21. Sherry,

    Powerfully true in this example of life without a father present in her life. Such a common happening now across the world. Hard to imagine relating to the missing parent, ever again. However, life may show a kinder heart, as in your poem.
    Eileen

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  22. Opportunities surely abound! Thank you for writing a wonderful, wonderful piece. I am certain those who are ready to learn, will find much to imbibe from your wisdom. I am glad the little girl found a perfect match at last. God bless them.
    Beautifully penned, Sherry. Though the initial lines were disturbing...in fact, heartbreaking. But, the concluding paragraph makes the heart really really happy :D Thanks Sherry for sharing this... :)

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  23. Much truth here. Glad of the happy ending.

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  24. Well I am so happy for her ~ Such a lovely ending, smiles ~

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  25. This poem resonates with me more than you can imagine. Luckily, I too found the good man. May your daughter's husband treasure her always.

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  26. Such a melancholy poem, Sherry, until the last stanza which brought relief and a smile. The smile became broader when I saw that it was a real story, which fortunately had that very happy end.

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