I wrote this to express the feelings of my young son. He couldn’t say how he was feeling, so I did it for him. I hope in the years to come, that he won't have to say the "never mind".

Thanks for listening to this one. It was even hard to type it.

This poem originally was published in Poems on Life

Where Are You Daddy?
Hey daddy, I'm right here -
Can't you see me?

Hey daddy, I'm talking to you -
Can't you hear me?

Hey daddy, I need a hug -
Can't you touch me?

Let's play catch daddy.
Teach me to fish.
Help me build a birdhouse.
Listen to my wish.

Daddy, daddy, where are you?
I can see you standing there -
What's the matter daddy?
Don't you even care?

I need you daddy -
Don't you love me?

Never mind daddy.

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  • angie
    LOVED IT! My son is 6 3/4 yrs old and hasn't seen his dad since Jan. 1 2006 and really once a month or so if he was "lucky" before that. He got married Dec. 31 05 - U figure it out. He is losing out yet I know my son loves his dad and it hurts me so -- what do I do? Does the dad deserve another chance? He says he wants one but. He has had so many in the past. Hunter is a very special child and loving - I just don't know what to do. Hunter has stopped calling him daddy and uses Jimmy instead and at church last yr on father's day he told them he didn't have a dad anymore. I grew up without a dad and don't want the same for my son but I met my dad yrs ago when I was 17 and yrs later I was very glad I wasn't raised with him. I pray for God's help. To Diane Blue - it made me cry and touched me so much. I, too, hope and pray your child doesn't have to say "never mind". As the daying goes " Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a Daddy". May yours and mine get the Daddy they deserve and who will cherish them like we do.
  • Ashley
    This poem was Great! It really hit home with me. I have two boys whom has a father that I wished were a part of their lives. He just does not know what he missing out on.
  • ashley
    i haven't seen my father in 6 years. he used to be there for me. and let me visit. and write to me. and do fun things. and was a normal "dadddy". but one day he decided not to show up. and decided we aren't worth his time. he calls to wish us happy bdays and christmas. thats all. im not even sad about it anymore. whenever i think about it actually calms me. i don't feel an ounce of pain from it. its almost like i never knew him. like when he calls its a telemarketer asking survey questions. this is where my forgetfullness comes in handy. this actually might be the reason i forget other things. is cuz im so used to having to forget him. [srry that was so incredibly long]
  • JENNIFER
    THANK YOU!ITS MY KIDS HAVE THE SAME ISSUE WITH THERE DAD. HE DOES NOT REALIZE THAT HE CAN NEVER GET BACK THIS TIME HE HAS NOW. ITS SAD THAT OUR KIDS MUST GO THROUGH THIS. I SPEND EVERY MOMENT WITH MY KIDS. THERE THE REASON I LIVE. TIME IS NOW AND YOU CAN'T REWIND IT.
  • Imena
    This poem is very good,some mothers would just say forget your daddy , he does'nt do nothing for you so just face it but you care and thats very important to me . I would go see my daddt almost every summer but when we leave it like we dont even exisit,But I'll always love with all mt heart
  • sonia
    hi,me and my dad we justo get on,but since i move to englan he dont really care about me,i got to see him in the summer,but i never stay with him,i stay with his mum,cos he is never in,so he will go out with his mates and i go to my nans or to see my mates. i onley see him about 2 or 3 days when am down ther,and the best part of see in him,is when he is whating for me to get to spain. thanck you for reading my camment. :)
  • annette
    this poem touched home it reminded me of my daughter's father,he doesn't really know she is there,she cares very deeply for her daddy.
  • kimberly
    I HAVE A DAD THAT I WAS CLOSE TO WHEN I WAS LITTLE WE WOULD DO THINGS TOGETHER INTILL HE GOT WITH THE WOMEN HE IS WITH NOW SHE TOLD HIM THAT I WAS JUST A VISTOR IN THEIR HOME AND HE NEEDS TO ACT LIKE IT HER KIDS LIVE THERE SO IF WE DO ANYTHING TOGETHER WE HAVE TO HIDE IT.
  • MARGARET
    i thought this poem was awsome,,,my son asks some of the same questions about his father,,,,IF YOU HAVE ANY POEMS ABOUT "PICKING YOUR FRIENDS OVER YOUR SON INSTEAD OF BEING A FATHER LIKE HE SHOULD,,,PLEASE LET ME KNOW,, THANK YOU
  • Shade
    i love this poem. my parents divorce n this is exactly how i feel. guess i kinda miss him.
  • Kasey
    This poem really touched me because my husband who is the father of my children left me and the kids and he doesn't ever come to see them and so I can relate to this poem.
  • Christy
    I love this poem. I have a son that last year on his birthday in February sat down and wrote his dad a letter. In it he put "the best birthday present I want is you". Now how do I handle that? I just keep trying to get information so I can send him that letter and he can see that though my son is very strong and ready to be 10. that he(his dad) is the one that is holding the key to his happiness and fullness. I love this poem.
  • Deb
    my daddy very love with me I happy bcoz my daddy was love me I love u daddy
  • deborah
    MY SON IS GOING THROUGH THAT. AND IT IS HARD FOR THEM TO UNDERSTAND. I AM SO SORRY THAT YOUR CHILD AND ANY OTHER CHILD HAS TO GO THROUGH THAT. THIS IS A VERY TOUCHING POEM. I HOPE THAT IF THERE ARE ANY DADS READING THIS I SURE HOPE YOU TELL AND HUG AND SHOW YOUR CHILDREN THAT YOU REALY LOVE THEM. CAUSE THEY LOOK UP TO YOU AND IF YOU DON'T SHOW THEM . THEN THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS . THAT GOES FOR MOTHERS THAT DON'T CARE TOO. SO PLEASE GIVE YOUR CHILD A HUG AND TELL THEM I LOVE YOU.
  • Roselyn
    A sad but true poem of how some children have to live.
  • mich
    very touching poem i have a young son and although he seems to be dealing with everything fine..this poem makes me think about what he may be hiding
  • Swilboo
    That poems sounds exactly what I go through thank you for making a poem so touching and life-like.
  • Susan
    This is a really sweet poem, makes people realize that you can't take things for granted and that even if children act as if they don't care, deep inside they do. They just need a little push. Their sadness is evident in the "nevermind" showing that they have given up on trying.
  • Robby
    This poem really hit home with me, I was that child.
  • Angel
    i just absolutely love this poem to death!!!
  • susan
    I very touching poem
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