Vigorous Tears

Vigorous Tears

A Poem by Sherry Lynn

Innocent hearts forever scarred
Tears of pain leaves faces stained

Too young to understand
Brutality from one man

Too old to forget
The father they now regret

Once so full of love
Sadly, hatred has set in
Those famous last words
Forever echo within

“Daddy does not want to see us anymore”
The youngest says while dropping to the floor

Deafening silence chilled the air
Eight young eyes looked in despair

Not a night goes by without a tear
One by one each child says this prayer

“God bless mamma for she tries
God bless grandma and grandpa for the great times

God bless my sister and brother’s even though we fight
God bless Daddy and bring him by tonight

Please God,
Let us see Daddy one last time
Please, keep him close by your side

Time for bed so I guess Lord it is goodnight
Tomorrow we will give Daddy another try.”

With each prayer come more tears
Not a single smile or laughter fills the air

Children tucked in; each face wiped dry
Now it is my turn to pray tonight

“God bless mom and dad for, Lord, they try
God bless my siblings even though we fight

Most of all Father bless the kids
Please, God, hold them extra tight
For their father walked out on their lives.”

© Sherry Lynn Hull

© 2012 Sherry Lynn

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when a father abandons his family it is the worst type of betrayal. you have set in words the screenplay for such a scenario in very profound fashion. well thought out and cleverly penned. a touching and relevant write.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Very touching prayer in rhymes.
I am amazed by the beauty and purity of this piece.
Congratulations,Sherry for the wonderful work.

Posted 5 Years Ago

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Sherry Lynn
Sherry Lynn

Oklahoma City, OK

I just write what is on my mind, my writings venture and can touch upon anything. Some are very explicit, some are just to relieve stress, and most come from the pains and joys that I have had the pl.. more..


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