when's daddy coming home?
why's he taking so long?
four kids and a wife all alone
hearts turning into cold stone

by Country Girl Click to read full poem

Comments (10)

Hie country girl; I like your poem
This is sad. I love it, but it makes me sad. I do drink kinda alot, but work and family always come first. I promise, I will NEVER be that way. Thank you for sharing this.
Very good poem, Country girl. Every one should read it. Whenever I go back to Europe, I am amazed at the important place alcoholic drinks occupy in the life of so many people. Under the name (false name) of social drinking, so many youths get desperately addicted to it. Each time people get drunk it cost them a few hundred thousands of brain cells. I hope that one day alocholic drinks will bear just as cigarettes the pictures of all the harm they can do on their packages (bottles) . But for now big money is controlling us and big money is made by selling drinks. The stupidity of the advertisements is so obvious but crowds of people follow the messages by behaving exactly as the powerful corporate world wants them to. I really think, Girl, that everyone can make a small difference by refusing to spend ANY money on alcoholic drinks. It is about time that the craziness stops. What a wonderful thought provoking, feeling provoking poem this is. Fantastic write
powerful commentary country girl....I hope you'll get a chance to read a few of mine, , , Amber Rage...If Daddy Only Knew...but then I want you to read 'Daughter' and 'Veracity' thanks for any critique on I'm about to publish and I need to know any favorites from other poets.....barry
When we are young we never know what goes through our parents' minds, until we become parents ourselves. But then we should never emulate our parents, but be the best parents we can. Like you said that some things can never be taken back. I will never understand why people, men or women, drink to excess, and then come home and take it out on their families. I will never understand that in a gazillion lifetimes. This poem is sad, passionately emotional, and if this is about you, I am sorry that you had to live in that kind of fear. Barbara
So, sad. So, true. Makes me wish we could do more for kids (of all sizes) . Very well said I hope this poem goes far. I'm going to send it to my friends. Thanks and if this is about your life sounds like your complete and whole and ready to help others.
I felt you here sis...
Good poem, very moving and heartfelt. Zen
A child should never have to fear his or her father. A father should be the provider and protector of his family, not the saboteur. Good marks from me! -Michael