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My biological father ran out on my mother before I was born. When I was given an assignment to write a poem about a dream my yearning for a father came out on a piece of paper.

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this touched my heart because, once upon a time, my little grandaughter was her daddy's little girl. until prison took him away, and now she no longer has him to hold.
I'm 15 yrs old and I had a Dad it just wasnt a dream, but him never being there it minds well be a dream. He wlked out on my mama, when I was 7. never really knew him that well he always ran and hid but I always DREAMED of being Daddy's Lil Girl
I loved you poem. It remind me of my family. excellent poem. keep writting them
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Daddy's Little Girl

Once upon a time
Far far away
Once upon a time in a dream
Once upon a time I was Daddy's little girl
Once upon a time that was me

In my dream I was Daddy's little girl
In my dream he loved me
In my dream we did things together
Like ran races
Jumped rope
I can still feel the cold metal chains of the swing in my hands
But that's not real
It was once upon a time that
Once upon a dream
Far far away
That was me

In my dreams I was Daddy's little girl
In my dream he loved me
He took me places
Like ice cream shoppes and baseball games
I can still hear the crack of the bat
He took me places like roller skating and Broadway plays
What do you think of that?
But it's not real
It's once upon a time
Once upon a dream
Far far away that was me

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This poem has thousands of meaning in it.
I just loved it so very much. It means so much to me. And if your Amanda Lynn White that wrote this poem(and your mother's name is Barbara. then I'm your dad. not your biological dad. but your daddy. God I hope your the one.
i am 15 yrs old and i have a similar situation this poem touched me very much it made me cry because my daddy left me and my brother and moved to england when i wus seven. my brother wus 4 he didnt understand. then my mum formed a really bad drinking problem and blamed me for my daddy leaving but now she has met a new man and has another baby girl she just turned 2. Dad used to ring and last year he came over for my birthday and my brothers birthday he even stayed at our house at x-mas him and my mum's new man got on really well i wus so happy bu this year he didnt even ring me on x-mas day or my birthday11 i wus so unhappy :(! i just wished dat he loved me but he doesnt!
I love your poems because i can relate to it, ever since my daddy went to jail. I give you 10 pints if it was the highest.
I thought that was a very good poem.
I loved this poem I always had a dream to have a dad that would do things with me like this but that never happen my dad looked me in the eyes one day when i was a little girl and said i wasnt his now im 31 my dad passed away when i was 25 i just wished that he knew how much i loved him so for the dads out here love your kids and never do anything to hurt them love them like u have never loved anyone before thanks
i know what you mean when i was seven my mom just left me and my little brother to fend for ourselves she messed up my whole life and i haven't seen ar spoke to her or my little brother in like 8 years now people tell me it's better that way but inside i know that i really love her and it hurts you know not tohave anyone there for me to help me. so i know how you all feel just in a different way. thanks.
yea i use to know wat it felt like to be daddy's little girl, but he left me and my family when i was only 3, and now im 17. i really wish, that i was still my daddys little girl. i really liked your poem . it brought tears to my eyes. keep doing wat ur doing . ur relly good at it
That was a very good poem. I've always dreamed that my father would take me places just to have fun, but yeah. Only in dreams. Good write nonetheless! ^_^
i really love your poem. i can relate to it so much because my dad and i were so close but he passed away when i was 10 and i still cant get over the fact that hes gone and now im 14. thank u and keep up the good work.
I loved this poem, it describes the way I feel about my father. He left before I was born and decided whenever I was 13 he wanted to come back into my life. I am 20 years old now and the anger I felt toward him is still there but even with all the hate and anger built up I still wish that I could have been Daddy's Little Girl. No one will ever understand what it was like until they have been put in that situation.
I loved this poem because I can relate to it. My parents are divorced and so I never get to see my dad so all I have are the memories of when I was little.
I liked your poem. what you wrote is sort of what happen to me but me perants got devorsed and I havent seen my dad sins 3 years
it was a 10 in my book, because i dreamed those dreams. For so many years,and iam 56 years old.
I can relate to it 2 because my dad had passed away when i was 9 when i read this poem i loved it very much keep up ur good work u can do better poems than me. Great Job
i know how it feels. my dad left me when i was a babygirl, then on my 14th birthday i wished to see him again and i got to and he promised to come see me all the time and he promised me alot of things, but then i never got to see him again, and now i am almost 17 here soon, and it hurts me badly, i think about it every passing day.
i loved this poem! it was one of the best poems i have ever read!
this was awsome. i know how u feel. same with me. dreams life and all and that poem touches me like no other. thanks
I know how you feel my dad doesn't take to the knowledge come and visit or anyhting like that.
i know how you feel my dad left us too and i always wondered what it would be like if he stayed!
i can understand your point to this because that is the same way i feel i feel the same way ever since my dads girlfriend moved in that sounds just like me . i really like it it is very good
hi your poem is so good. i can so relate my father died when i was one but he was always in my drems. Sometimes i wish my dreams wouls just come true but yeah anyway that peom made me cry it was touching. may god bless you and keep your talent alive for it is truely your gift.
I dont have the words to say what I want to. For that past few weeks I have been on the verge of a major life change and this did it. I am the kind of girl who hasnt cried since I was 6 and this poem not only brought up all the memories of my past with my dad but everything. I'm practically bawling. Thank you
Very good poem. I really admire your writing ability.
I really enjoy reading this poem! My dad did not run out on me when i was born but he has never been there for me. He was into drugs and crimes all my life he has been in and out of jail and now that i have a younger sister she has never experienced a real dad. I feel all your pain and dont worry things will get better!
This poem is awesome! Very emotional. brought tears to my eyes. keep it up!
Your poem brought tears to my eyes. I had a father, but he was "invisible" and not there for me emotionally. Thank you for sharing
hay grl that poem is soo awesome keep up the good work. you kno wwhat im sorry but that is soo awesome that u can write like that but well ill ttyl .. buy buy keep up da work ..
Hi Amanda, I love your poem. I too can relate to your words. I would however, like to let everyone who can relate to hold on to hope. By a true miracle, I met my Father for the first time (I'm 35 years old) this past April. We were not looking for each other, we live live on opposite sides of the country. It was a true miracle that we have found each other - and are forming a great relationship. Great Things do happen - TRUST GOD - He will take care of you!
This was a grat poem when i waqs three my mom left my dad because of abuse although i am 14 now it still hurts alot! aand this poem helped me alot even though i don't know who you are thank you from the bottom of my heart Love in christ
My dad did the same thing and I often wonder where he is, what he's doing, or if he ever thinks about me. I've got another ad now, one who loves me and all he's been there for 15years and I'm only 16 so he is my dad really. But, there's a part of me that does wonder what he'd be like and if he'd ever love me, and what we would do if I ever met him.
I like this poem. Because it expresses her feelings. And thats what makes a good poem.
that was a good one. that is what mt dream with my dad is like
I love your poem! My dad died just in May and we were not close at all. We did not know each other, we fought all the time! Your poem is well written. Keep you the good work!
This poem is very touching.There's alot of thought put into it,she(AMANDA)says how she really feels and doesn't over do it!!
those words express waht i have been thinking for all of my life. to you i congratulate for writing it so well. i have not seen my biological father for seven years. my so called 'dad', is someone who i cannot relate to personally, and i often dream- like you do- that i could be in a normal family and have a mum and dad. your poem has inspired me to express what i feel- this is an excellent piece.
Oh my gos this is SO me! I know what you mean and all. I love it- it made me cry
I liked this poem very much b/c it remined me of my dad but he pasted away and i thought it was a very good feeling poem
Daddy's little girl is a poetry that I can really relate to because I don't know anything about my biological father and he did ran out on my mom so this really means a lot on finding someone who also shares the same thing as I do.
I hope your Dad one day rekindles the love between him and you. I, on the other hand, will never have the oppurtunity, you see My Dad died when I was four and I can never imagine your dream, It would be great and by the way Good Luck
Amanda, that was the best poem I have ever read in my life. I am Daddy's little girl. Sorry about your dad!
My father is with me, and a real nice one at that too. Reading you poem makes me realize that not everyone in the world is as lucky as i am, and helps me appreciate him more. Thanks for you excellent poem!
This is a great poem i give it a ten!
hi i know were your comeing fro my dad left when i was 1 and i always used to ask my mom is he comein back she'd nod and say"noone can stay away from you " and you know what thats the same with you DON'T WORRY NO ONE IS THAT MEAN!
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