Letter to Daddy

The Two for Tuesday prompt at Poetic Asides comprises two prompts: Letter and Recipe. Since I’m not good at cooking, I chose letter. 

Letter to Daddy

Although you’ll never read this,

I think I have to ask

Some questions that have

Been burning my mind

For a long time

For over twelve years, to be precise.


Starting on along this road

Did you remember to take

My smiles with you

And the memory of hugging me?


Do you still keep them,

Or have you forgotten all

About me and how I

Depended on you in everything?


Remembering you is never hard

Do you remember me?


Crying for you is always easy,

Where do my tears go?


Can you really hear my voice

When I speak up,

As old wives’ tales warn me?


I put all this in writing

On a computer screen

Which you have never seen

And which cannot be

Stained with tears

As paper does.


I write because

I’m still alive

And want to remember

And fancy you

Remember me.

© Soul Mary