A Poem by Andrew Hawkins

I walk along beside you
each and every day
watching over what you do
listening out for what you say

Advice I try to give it
and yet it goes unheard
It's like I speak but you wont listen
not even to a single word

It's probably the same
for all parents just like me
it's hard to make children listen
it's hard to make them see

It hurts to know you cry at night
as you go off to sleep
to hear my daughter sobbing
to see the tears she weeps

If only you could talk to me
I could help I'm sure you'd find
But instead the words always the same
"Hey Dad, oh, never mind"

But now as you sit in the churchyard
I hear you ask me why
but no more words can you get out
before you start to cry

Why is it I'm so useless
as you sit here all alone
and shed tears at the graveside of...
just who's name is on the stone!

Oh my god it cant be true
please say it isn't so
Is the why that you were asking me
why I had to go?

© 2013 Andrew Hawkins

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This has a lot of emotion in it...I can feel the daughters sadness. The ending was great, even though it was sad..but it made a powerful poem.

Great Job

Posted 9 Years Ago

Impressive, so creative.
Incredible twist....
Its nicce write

Posted 9 Years Ago

Andrew Hawkins

9 Years Ago

Thank you very much.

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Added on January 11, 2013
Last Updated on January 11, 2013


Andrew Hawkins
Andrew Hawkins

Richibucto, New Brunswick, Canada

While the jury is still out about life beginning at 40 it seems, for me at least, poetry began at 40. Other than the enforced scribblings of a young child I haven't written poetry for thirtysomethi.. more..