Goodbye Dad

Poem By Suzy Skoda

I never realized how much I would miss you until you were no longer there.
My entire life I tried so hard to reach all my goals, and some goals you set for me, so that just once you would say 'I'm proud of you'
I don't remember much, the night the call came. I remember thinking you cannot be gone, theres so much unsaid between us. Nothing has been the same since that night. In a second, nothing would ever be the same. The man that held my hand when I was scared. The man that I looked up to, the man I wish had made more time for me, the man I was so very proud to call 'Dad' was gone.
Why did we hold things in? Why is it whenever you were ready to leave instead of saying I love you, instead of asking you to stay- walking away is what we did best.
I never did learn how to say goodbye, how to watch you walk away. I invented this perfect Dad, and the truth is you were human.
The last time I saw you, I took your cold hand, and in the silence in the darkness, I said 'I love you Dad' your in my heart to stay.

Your little girl always,

Comments about Goodbye Dad

I’m sorry it happened this way for you. Hi Suzy, if you really do read these comments.
What a sad story, Suzy. So many people have similar stories of regrets about loved ones. I hope you can someday find peace. God bless you! Marilyn


Rating Card

4,5 out of 5
2 total ratings

Other poems of SKODA

Trust And Betrayal

You say you love me, and I want to believe again.
We said I do, in better or worse, that was not true.
When I look in the mirror all I see is a lie and hurt.
I go to sleep in pain, I wake up in pain.

Not Sure Anymore

I'm not sure how to let you go.
How to not even be your friend.
I always believed love would be enough and in the end
theres nothing left to keep us together.

Alone

No one said it would be easy,
Easy to be in love with you.
Yet be alone.